folk ballad

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Noun1.folk ballad - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culturefolk ballad - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
fado - a sad Portuguese folksong
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
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Algerian refugee Mohammed Lamourie, well-known for his performances, sings a folk ballad on the Paris Metro.
It's an oddly simple, faintly sinister, scatty little folk ballad built for the campfire - complete with a supremely catchy refrain.
The concerts will also showcase Chinese musicians, with performers in both cities including the folk ballad singer Song Dongye and Beijing punk act New Pants.
In some of his recordings, such as in one of his versions of the folk ballad "John Hardy", he performs on the accordion.
The first is the Modern Folk Ballad Movement in the 1970s in Taiwan which was part of the protracted battle there against the authoritarian regime and the herald of a democratic order.
A retelling of a Romanian folk ballad, for Andrei Codrescu, in
Grace recites the folk ballad, "The Grief of a Girl's Heart," in which the desolate girl cries: "You have taken the east from me, you have taken the west from me, you have taken what is before me and what is behind me; you have taken the moon, you have taken the sun from me.
And there is the idea of the folk ballad as art, but not quite Art, a place that Americans must move beyond in an effort to reach something greater.
Folk singer and songwriter Arlo Guthrie - eldest son of Woody, author of the famous '60s folk ballad "Alice's Restaurant" and star of the 1969 Arthur Penn movie of the same name - comes to the McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St.
The music is simple, with more instruments as the song progresses, until it explodes into a jaunty folk ballad.
The recent Tamil folk ballad, 'Why this Kolaveri di,' which will soon be featured in an upcoming Tamil movie, is a perfect example.