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folk music:

see folk songfolk song,
music of anonymous composition, transmitted orally. The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies. These assume that the germ of a folk melody is produced by an individual and altered in transmission into a
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folk music

1. music that is passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition
2. any music composed in the idiom of this oral tradition
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International panel consisting of eminent specialist of national folk music will be formed to evaluate the contestants.
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She said that now a days folk music once again gaining popularity in every segment of society.
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The Sea Festival attracted hundreds of people from different backgrounds, who thoroughly enjoyed the variety of folk music being played at the event.
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Her mellifluous renditions have rightly earned her the credit for placing the folk music on the country's cultural radar.