folk music

folk music (uncountable)

  1. Any genre of music originating from the ethnic community of a specific region, often passed down through oral tradition, without recorded songwriters and possessing a clear purpose or social function.
  2. Any contemporary music in the style of traditional folk music, especially a specific genre of originally American popular music that draws on Anglo-American musical forms.
Related terms Translations
  • French: folk, musique folk
  • German: Volksmusik
  • Portuguese: música folclórica
  • Russian: наро́дная му́зыка
  • Spanish: música folklórica, folk música
  • German: Weltmusik
  • Portuguese: música folk, folk
  • Russian: фолк

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