A folk song is an integral part of a state or race’s tradition. They are carried down from generation to generation of ten just through word of mouth. They are a treasure in the sense that they represent the true roots of a culture. Many Punjabi folk songs talk about the culture, rituals and traditions of the state. However in Punjabi folk music, many of these songs are regarding love, marriage, alcohol, women, patriotism, heroes of the past like Bhagat Singh and Uddam Singh, etc. They are always full of energy and have a quick rhythm that sets them apart from folk songs from other cultures, but they are always fun to listen and dance to.
Some of the most famous artists of folk songs are Wadali Brothers, Sain Zahoor Ahmed, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jagjit Singh, Talib Hussain Dard, Zahida Parveen, Mansoor Malangi, Kumar Sanu, Surinder Shinda, Kuldeep Malak, Amar Singh Shonki, Tina Sani, Prakash Kaur, Asad Amanat Ali Khan, Hans Raj Hans and many others who have dedicated their lives to singing folk music. Some of the most revered songs include Pani Da Bulbula, Jis Din Mera Vyah Hove Ga, Menu Par Laga De Ve Gharya, Kehri Ghalti Hoi We Zalim, Ek Phool Motiye De Maar Kay Jaga, Juthe Man Kaha Karai, Farida Maute Da Banna, Budha Hoya Shaikh Farid, Maye Ni Main Ik Shikra Yaar Banaya, Mukhon Bol Ve Sajna Saanwaliya, Ghama Di Raat, Deewani Mastani Bani, Ishq De Naveen Naveen Bahar, Ni Main Jana Jogi De Naal, Allah Allah Bol O Bndy and Awwal Hamad Sana Ellahi are just some of thousand sof songs sung over the years that still hold dear in the hearts of Punjabis.
You can find all these Punjabi folk songs online in mp3 format and they can be downloaded for free. The latest as well as oldest Punjabi folk songs are available and you can also find their lyrics, videos and many other extras.