Folk songs, an evolution

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Present of Folk SongsFarjana Ela

Folk songs Bangladesh has a rich folk music, which includes both religious and secular songsFolk songs and music of a community, uninfluenced by any sophisticated musical rules or any standard Music styles.

History traced back to 8th century between (1800-1850) A.D; which was the time for growth of Charya Geeti. The folk song of Bangladesh is a mixture of Vaishnaism and Sufism. Also classified as being an emotional, secular, sectarian and religious song

Varietysongs being composed on the culture, festivals, views of life, natural beauty, rivers and reverie life. also about social inequality and poverty, about the material world and the supernatural. Mystical songs composed using the metaphors of rivers and boats.

Different Type of Folk Song Lalon songs/ Baul Bhatiyali Bhandari Dhamail Gazal Hason raja Kiratn Kabi gan jari Gambhira

Baul Baul is the most commonly known category of Bangladeshi folk songs. performed by hermits, followers of Sufism.simple words expressing songs with deeper meanings involving creation, society, lifestyle and human emotions.little musical support, the main carrier the vocal.

Lalon songs Best known of all folk songs and the most import subgenre of Baul songs, almost entirely attributed to spiritual writer and composer, Lalon Fokir of Kushtia. Is also known as Baul Samrat

BhatiyaliThese types of songs are generally sung by boatman. It is seen nearly all regions of Bangladesh, basically the riverside area.

Bhawaiya Actually this kind of songs are sung by the Coachman Specially Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Rangpur, and Pabna.

Jarigan Jarigan sung as like as Charya by groups. sung in Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet, and Faridpur.

Hason RajaDevotional songs written by a music composer by the name of Hason Raja Sylhet, northeastern side of Bangladesh near Assam recently repopularised as dance music.

Instruments Bangladesh has a good number of musical instruments originally of her own.Those instruments were used for folk music


Folk instruments



Bansuri and sehnai


Present Condition The condition of folk song in our country is very poor. Now a day our rich traditional folk song inevitable influenced by western music and culture.

Present Condition Band and pop music is getting popular in country. Now the modern Bangla song and also the folk song sung in western melody.


SolutionWe have to do a lot of concert of folk music. Government has to increase its attempts for folk music.The number of the sponsor should be increased.Create a permanent academy for folk music.Increase interest of music companies.Ensure the financial stability of the folk singers.

Honored them with judgment.Create chances to perform not only in the country but also out side the country.More program in TV channels.Protecting the real lyrics and tunes.Remove listening remix.Some specific kind of folk song that is not available now should be protected.

Some Contribution to Keep The ExistenceGovernment and Non- Government organization like-Bangla Academy, Nazrul Institution, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Fine Arts Institution, Chaya Nat, etc. play significant role to flourish Bangla folk song. Much popular person, singers, artists and other organization providing encouragement and popularizing Bangladeshi folk song.

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