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Folk music


Russian Folk Music - The Bogatyr


Folk Music - Vindsvept - Windsong Cavern


Nordic folkmusic on nyckelharpa


Russian Folk Music - Night in Russia


Algoja : Rhythm of Rajathan : Rajasthan Folk Music/Dance Culture

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century, but is often applied to music older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles.
  • Traditional folk music 

  • Folk music revivals 

  • Festivals