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What is this site about?

In your country, city or your village, there are some musicians who play folk music of their area. Maybe they are famous or maybe they are not! Let's introduce them to the world. We are not looking for folk-pop, folk-jazz or folk-rock. We are looking for pure folk and classical traditional of each region. You can send their songs here and give us information about their music and their works. It can be an old farmer or a dedicated musician. Currently its hard to find information about folk / traditional music of all countries in one place. We want to achieve this goal with your help.

This project is focused on original folk and traditional music of the different countries, nations and ethnic groups of the world. Definition of “folk” and “traditional” music in different cultures changes, and generally it's hard to give a universal definition.

Although folk music usually refers to orally transmitted music or music with unknown composers, but it can include the traditional classical music of countries as well which theoretically differs from folk music, like Indian traditional classical music vs. Indian folk music. But it doesn't include Western (European) Classical music.

These music are accepted here: indigenous music, aboriginal music, ethnic music, regional music, rural music, root music, traditional ritual music, arranged folk music, recreated folk music,...

These music are not accepted in this project: folk-pop, folk-rock, folk-jazz (any kind of folk fusion that employs some folk elements like an instrument, a melody or a rhythm in another genre or style), world music (folk music arranged for Western ears with commercial interests, usually published by Western labels; although some “world music” are original and accepted), fusion of different original folks (like Arabic oud with Indian sitar or Spanish flamenco with West African rhythms), modernized and contemporized versions of folk tunes with new sounds, especially electronic sounds.

Latest Songs

Listen to Kapak Raymi
Song Name: Kapak Raymi
Artist Name: Urkumanda
Country: Ecuador

Listen to Piñan Urku
Song Name: Piñan Urku
Artist Name: Urkumanda
Country: Ecuador

Listen to Triku Ukupi
Song Name: Triku Ukupi
Artist Name: Ñanda Mañachi
Country: Ecuador
Ñanda Mañachi

Listen to Ventanita
Song Name: Ventanita
Artist Name: Maxima Mejia
Country: Ecuador
Maxima Mejia

Listen to La vida vale la pena
Song Name: La vida vale la pena
Artist Name: Petrona Martínez
Country: Colombia
Petrona Martínez

Listen to  La Cucharita
Song Name: La Cucharita
Artist Name: Jorge Velosa
Country: Colombia
 Jorge Velosa

Listen to Tierra Santa
Song Name: Tierra Santa
Artist Name: Petrona Martínez
Country: Colombia
Petrona Martínez

Listen to My Canoe
Song Name: My Canoe
Artist Name: Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective
Country: Belize
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective

Listen to Minerito
Song Name: Minerito
Artist Name: Bolivia Manta
Country: Bolivia
Bolivia Manta

Listen to Ch
Song Name: Ch'uwa Yaku Kawasaypuni
Artist Name: Luzmila Carpio
Country: Bolivia
Luzmila Carpio

Listen to Salaque de Mojocoya
Song Name: Salaque de Mojocoya
Artist Name: Norte Potosi
Country: Bolivia
Norte Potosi

Listen to Kikilla
Song Name: Kikilla
Artist Name: Unknown Artist
Country: Ecuador
Unknown Artist

Listen to Wen A Ramallah
Song Name: Wen A Ramallah
Artist Name: Mohammad Kabha
Country: Palestine
Mohammad Kabha

Listen to Korobeiniki
Song Name: Korobeiniki
Artist Name: The Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Chorus
Country: Russia
 The Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Chorus

Listen to Antonio Maria
Song Name: Antonio Maria
Artist Name: Claudionor Germano
Country: Brazil
Claudionor Germano

Listen to Oh, Zimushka
Song Name: Oh, Zimushka
Artist Name: Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble
Country: Korea
Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble

Listen to Take off
Song Name: Take off
Artist Name: Aron's Souly Folk, uufwind!
Country: Switzerland
Aron's Souly Folk, uufwind!

Listen to Beri Kaci
Song Name: Beri Kaci
Artist Name: Dedas Levana (Levan Asabashvili)
Country: Georgia
Dedas Levana (Levan Asabashvili)

Listen to Khan Amiri
Song Name: Khan Amiri
Artist Name: Darwish Amir Hayati
Country: Iran
Darwish Amir Hayati

Listen to Şah-ı Merdan
Song Name: Şah-ı Merdan
Artist Name: Mehmet Mustafa Dede
Country: Turkey
Mehmet Mustafa Dede

Listen to Divane Aşık Gibi
Song Name: Divane Aşık Gibi
Artist Name: Maçkalı Hasan Tunç, Cemile Cevher Çicek
Country: Turkey
Maçkalı Hasan Tunç, Cemile Cevher Çicek

Listen to Easy Rider
Song Name: Easy Rider
Artist Name: Lead Belly
Country: United States of America
Lead Belly

Listen to Death Letter
Song Name: Death Letter
Artist Name: Johnny Farmer
Country: United States of America
Johnny Farmer

Listen to Nobody Knows You When You
Song Name: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Artist Name: Scrapper Blackwell
Country: United States of America
Scrapper Blackwell

Listen to Salty Dog Blues
Song Name: Salty Dog Blues
Artist Name: Mississippi John Hurt
Country: United States of America
Mississippi John Hurt

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