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.

Go_A: Ukrainian Folk Group

While studying abroad in Ukraine, I grew accustomed to watching a TV show called Vidbir on Sunday evenings. The name, Vidbir, refers to “selection” in Ukrainian, which is appropriate as the show itself selects who will represent Ukraine at Eurovision, an annual Europe-wide pop-music contest. This year, the 2020 season of Vidbir featured many good […]

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