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Genre: basque folk

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Basque folk music is a genre that is deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of the Basque people. It is characterized by its use of traditional instruments such as the txalaparta, alboka, and trikitixa, as well as its distinctive vocal style. The music often tells stories of love, loss, and daily life in the Basque country. Sorotan Bele, Mikel Laboa, and Alaitz Eta Maider are all notable figures in the Basque folk music scene, each bringing their own unique style and interpretation to the genre.

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Basque Folk genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1970s 1
1977 1
1980s 18
1985 2
1987 9
1989 7
1990s 134
1990 5
1991 4
1992 4
1993 18
1994 18
1995 11
1996 10
1997 16
1998 32
1999 16
2000s 58
2000 7
2001 2
2002 15
2003 6
2004 1
2005 5
2006 3
2007 6
2008 8
2009 5
2010s 55
2010 9
2011 8
2013 5
2014 13
2015 10
2016 1
2017 8
2018 1
2020s 8
2020 2
2021 1
2023 5
274 releases

Popular basque folk Songs


Most popular basque folk albums

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Zuzenean
1997
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Sorotan Bele
1993
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Juergasmoan
1990
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Hiru Truku
1994
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Elementuak II
2015
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Alaitz eta Maider
1997
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Baratze bat
2000
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Mantalgorri
1997
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Zuzenean (Live)
2015
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Laugarren dantza
1993
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Getxo
2008
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Euskal Urratsak
2010
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Maren
2009
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Itsas Zabalean
1995
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Karibe Kantauri Kantari
2013
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Compostelle - Du Pays basque à Saint-Jacques
2017

basque folk music by decade

Explore basque folk history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of basque folk artists

Here is a list of basque folk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the basque folk genre. You can find out what basque folk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 27 16211
2 28 7766
3 32 16918
4 26 6027
5 31 27917
6 29 11085
7 26 2446
8 13 1935
9 22 5829
10 20 1026
11 16 2791
12 8 779
13 15 903
14 14 2404
15 13 2991
16 13 1368
17 5 744
18 3 378
19 10 936
20 2 289
21 9 552
22 9 728
23 9 1607
24 8 1583
25 6 735
26 6 350
27 6 540
28 5 759
29 5 856
30 5 304
31 5 410
32 3 377
33 3 522
34 3 940
35 3 1537
36 3 808
37 2 337
38 2 378
39 1 217
40 1 132
41 1 315
42 1 48
43 1 189
44 1 141
45 1 160

basque folk playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular basque folk music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.