Folk music refers to a kind of music originating from the ordinary people of a region or nation and spread about or passed down orally, often with considerable variation.
It springs from the heart of a community. It is based on their natural style of expression. It is sung by the common people who are not actually trained musicians. That is why, it is not sophisticated. Generations of rural poets and composers created enormous tradition of Bangla folk music.
This music contains a strong emotive expression of human love and separation. Folk music is the combination of folk song, dance and tune that are created on the basis of culture, festivals, natural beauty, rural and riverine life.
In Bangladesh, folk music has a great variety. They are Bhatiyali, Bhawaiya, Baul and spiritual songs, Murshidi, etc. Folk music became possible for the contribution of some singers of our country. They are Lalan Shah, Siraj Sai, Hason Raja, Abbasuddin, Abdul Alim, Radha Roman, Durbin Shah and others.
The culture of different tribes such as Santal, Garo, Chakma, etc. has also influenced folk music. Folk music has enriched our culture. Besides, many folk songs are about social inequality and poverty.
Moreover, there are folk songs about the material world and the supernatural elements as well. Though folk music is a part of our culture and tradition, we are forgetting and neglecting our rich and traditional folk songs.
Folk Music paragraph for HSC
Folk music may be described as a type of ancient music. It springs from the heart of a community It is based on their natural style of expression. Folk music is greatly uninfluenced by the rules of classical music and modern popular songs.
The history of folk music composition can be traced back to the 3rd century during the Guptaa dynasty. The generations of rural poets and composers created enormous tradition of Bangla folk music.
This music contains a strong emotive expression of human love and separation. In Bangladesh folk music has great variety. They are Bhatiyali, Bhawaiya, Baul and spiritual songs, Jarigan, Sarigan, Gambhira, Murshidi etc.
Bangladesh has a good number of musical instrument originally of her own. They are Dotara, Dhole, Bhasi, Mandira, Khanjani Kumkum, Hari, Kumkum, Zura etc.
Folk music became popular by the contribution of some singers of our country. They are Lalan Shah, Siraj Saiah, Hasan Raja, Abbasuddin, Abdul Alim, Radha Roman, Durbin Shah etc.
In Bangladesh folk song is used also as a wedding song. At present the condition of folk song in our country is very poor.
Nowadays our rich traditional folk songs are inevitably influenced by western music and culture. Band and pop music is getting popular in our country.
Now the modern Bangla song and also the folk song is sung in western melody. TV has become the major source of entertainment. Bad kind of remixes and music videos are shown on the TV. Because of that we forget and neglect our rich traditional folk song.
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