Folk Songs are the traditional songs sung in folk tune according to place culture religion and race They are bung bv a particular community or a group of people. They are based on the daily activities of common people, their feelings, adventures,love, romantic moments, happiness, sorrow, etc. They are the symbols of our culture and way of life. Folk songs are sung in local tunes either with musical instrument or without it.
Nepal is very rich in folk song since it is a country of ethnic and cultural diversity. It is sung in various occasions like child birth, Bratabandh, wedding, paddy plantation, rituals. Jatras, feasts and festivals. Folk songs entertains people, refreshes them and even sharpens their relationship. It also helps to promote and preserve Nepali culture and tradition.
The Nepalese folk songs are either festival-based, community-based or region-based. People sing Malashree in Dashain, Deusi-Bhailo during Tihar, Teej Geet during Teej, Jhyaure Geet during fair and Asare Geet during paddy plantation. The diverse ethnic communities sing own cultural glory. They are Dhaan Naach or Palam of the Limbus, Chandi of Rais, Kaura of Magars, Hori song of Terain people, Syabru of Sherpas, Selo of Chardi of Rais, Kaura of Magars, Hori song of Terain people, Syabru of Tamangs, Rodhi of Gurungs, Maruni of Brahmins, Maithaili, and Bhojpuri sgs people. Some examples of region-based folk songs are Hakpare in the Eastern part of the country, Deuda in Far Western Region and Hori and Aashika in the Terai belt.
Whatever the types are, folk songs represent and reflect the culture, tradition and lifestyles of contemporary society. They tell about certain place, time, culture and its people. That’s why folk songs differ from place to place and culture to culture. Now-a-days, folk songs have been professionalized in the form of duet or Dohori songs. They have been popular in the restaurants, hotels and live stage-performances. They have been the source of income to both the nation and singers as well.
20 Best Nepali folk songs are presented here from the YouTube on the basis of views.
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