List of Folk Music Traditions

Folk Music has been developed in different parts of the World. It can be classified as Traditional Folk Music and Contemporary Folk Music. Here is the list of Folk Music Traditions based on Geography and Subject Matter.


List of Folk Music Traditions Based on Geography

Central, South American
Middle East and North Africa
Oceania and Australia
Sub-Saharan Africa: East, Southern, Central and West Africa


List of Folk Music Traditions Based on Subject Matter

War song
Anti-war song
Tamang Selo
Sea songs, including sea shanties
Drinking song
Work song
Love song
Child Ballads (tragic ballads)
Protest song
Murder ballad
Sporting song
Other folk music relates to social events:
Christmas carol
Pub session



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