Pop Folk

Folk music has had major influence on today’s popular Eurasian songs. However, modern influence has also been felt on contemporary folk as well. Pop folk is a genre that is still recognizably folk at its core, but sung in an updated style that usually borrows from rock, electronic, pop, or estrada.

Languages: Search for pop-folk or pop-folk-influenced music performed in Uzbek, Kyrgyz, or Tatar, or in Russian or Ukrainian, or in Baltic or Caucasian languages.

Five Georgian Bands Bringing Traditional Polyphony into the Pop Music Age

Georgian polyphonic singing, added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is a musical technique in which a single song has several melodies, each sung concurrently, with no one tune dominating the others. In Georgia, the style varies by region, but the practice reflects both military, folk, and religious culture. […]

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