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.

Irke / Иркә

Irke (Иркә in Tatar, Иркэ in Russian; real name Aygul Minshakirova, Айгөл Миншакирова in Tatar) is a contemporary Tatar singer. She sings mainly pop, with some folk mixed in. She’s also an actress, and both her acting and singing work has taken place entirely in the Tatar language. Irke is from a village in the south of […]

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