Folk-pop

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Folk-pop is a music genre that falls into two categories. Either it is contemporary folk songs with large, sweeping pop arrangements, or pop songs with intimate, acoustic-based folk arrangements. Folk-pop developed 1960s folk music and folk rock boom. Folk-pop doesn't have ringing guitars and rougher edges of folk-rock; rather it's softer, gentler, and more pop-oriented[1].

History[edit]

Folk pop is played in many regions such as America, Europe, Balkans and others. In America, Simon and Garfunkel, Seals & Crofts, Don McLean, Jim Croce, Lobo[2], England Dan & John Ford Coley[3] recorded folk pop songs.

In the Balkans region of Southeastern Europe, (Balkan) pop-folk is an umbrella term for genres of Balkan popular music that blend pop, folk and ethnic music. It's the modern counterpart of Balkan folk music, in which the dominant rhythms are influenced by oriental music, especially Arabic music and Romani folk music. Much of this music could be defined as a mix of traditional Balkan folk music and dance-pop. Balkan pop-folk music is a part of the ethnic pop-folk style which is spread at the junction area of Asia and Europe, which also includes genres like Arabesque from Turkey, Mizrahi music from Israel and Rabiz from Armenia. Balkan pop-folk genres include:

Artists[edit]

Some artists who have been described as performing folk pop music include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Folk-Pop AllMusic
  2. ^ "Lobo Songs (Top Songs/Chart Singles Discography)". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  3. ^ "England Dan & John Ford Coley : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved December 16, 2019.