Malayalam songs belong to state of kerala, in the southern part of the country. Like kerala’s magnificent landscapes, picturesque beauty and tempting backwaters, Malayalam songs are also equally beautiful and soothing.

Though, Malayalam music is slightly influenced from carnatic music yet it has its own flavor and uniqueness. Kerala’s classical music is ‘Sopana’. These classical songs often have emotional theme which is played using slow tempo. Classical music was always patronized in ancient kerala. Main propagators of Malayalam music were Swati Thirunal, Shadkala Govinda Marar and Irayimman Thampy. Tampi, Thankachi and K.C. Kesava Pillai were other renowned figures in last century. The most common instruments used in classical music are, chenda, villu, para, kinnam, talam, kudam, chengala, kuzhal and veena to name a few.

Apart from classical music, other popular genres include, film songs, pop, rock, hip-hop, folk music etc. Composers like Illayaraja and A R Rehman have contributed significantly in the development of Malayalam music. They have also introduced the concept of fusion music which involves mixing classical and western elements.

Other popular music celebrities include, Alex Paul, Rahul Raj, Shankar Raja, Vidyasagar, Alphonse, Bijibal, George Peter, Vishwajith and M. Jayachandran, Jayachandran, Pradip Somasundaran, Mano, S Janaki, Madhu Balakrishnan and KJ Yesudas etc.

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1)http://www.kerala.gov.in – Learn about Malayalam folk music and songs of Kerala. From the official Government website.

2)vismayam – Offers a collection of Malayalam songs. Include Old Malayalam Songs, Classical, Drama, Karaoke, Devotional songs, Folks Songs etc.

3)kjyesudas.com – Provides Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu new and old songs collections.

Spain as a country has unique structure. It has 17 autonomous administrative regions and all of them have strong regional identities and cultures. First Spanish songs collection was way back in 1492, known as “Cancionero de Palacio”.

All of the regions in Spain have continued their cultural identities and hence, strong regional music flavors. Flamenco is most famous form of Spanish music and despite all the geographical differences within its boundaries; Flamenco has more or less remained the universal flavor.

It has been played on many international platforms as well and has been received with enthusiasm and love. It’s an Andalusians’ long-established folk music. It has three forms of the song (cante), the dance (baile) and the guitar (guitarra).

Famous Spanish singers are; Alboka, Atlantica, Bidaia, Xuacu Amieva, Françoise Atlan, Gerardo Nunez & Perico Sambeat, Marcelino Guerra, Jerez Texas, Karim Baggili Quartet, La Gran Orquesta Republicana, Soledad Bravo, Camarón de la Isla, Manu Chao, Creole Unit etc.
Spain has numerous styles of folk music. Other popular genres include, Pop, rock, hip hop and heavy metal. Current pop world in Spain is a wonderful and delectable mix of class, style and cutting edge effects. It even has electronica and euro disco. Rock, punk, reggae, ska and even hip-hop have their fan following and have number of homegrown talents.

Most famous Spanish pop singers and bands include, Amaral, Burning, Cafe Quijano, Los Bravos, Los Brincos, Duo Dinamico, Edurne, Aviador Dro, La Buena Vida, Nacha Pop, Nena Daconte, Ojos de Brujo, El Canto Del Loco, Dover, Duncan Dhu, Hidrogenesse, Hombres G, Jarabe de Palo, Estopa

Directory of Spanish Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
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spanish-living.com/index_links/music/music.html – Offers Spanish Music, music of Spain. Concerts, cd’s, MP3 and a lot more

loc.gov/ – Sound recordings: In Spanish From Library of congress. Comprises a group of field materials documenting Aurora Calderon performing unaccompanied songs in Spanish from Puerto Rico on April 10, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.

musicalspanish.com/ – Learn Spanish with audio Spanish CDs, learning software, and Spanish books.

Native American music is known for its melodious songs. The uniqueness of this music lies in the fact that, it does not include any harmony or polyphony and practiced more as a vocal art. Mostly it comprises of choral singing barring few exceptions of solo singing.

Native American music follows a descending melodic figure with irregular rhythm. This form of music is considered as quite typical because of its lack of absolute pitch and intonation.

Drums are an integral part of Native American music. Main percussion instruments are drums and rattles whereas flutes and whistles are chief wind instruments.

Native Americans use music as means of communication with mystical powers. Here music is not used for fun but rather, for exact results like, bringing rain, success in battles and wars, curing diseases etc.

Types of music include, traditional songs, medicine songs and ceremonial songs and modern songs.

Traditional songs have existed since centuries and still they are most widely used style of songs. Modern songs show sign of other advance cultures. Famous singers include, Lila Downs, Robert Mirabal, Martin Espino, R. Carlos Nakai, Robert Tree Cody, Native American Celebration, Joanne Shenandoah,Tru Rez Crew amongst others. Other genres that are getting popular in Native American regions include Rock, blues, jazz, country and folk.


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These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Native American songs, new releases, free Native American mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Native American music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.

loc.gov/ – Library of Congress offers you a chance to listen to Indian Music. Omaha Indian Music features traditional Omaha music from the 1890s and 1980s.

littleleaf – A journey into Native American flutes and Native American flute music online

knba.org/ – Offers new and old Native American Music Cds for sale.

Malaysian music like Indonesian music is a delectable mix of western string instruments and local rhythms and melodies. Malaysian music ably demonstrates its cultural diversity. Most popular form of music is keroncong. Popular forms of music in Malaysia are influenced from diverse cultures. The most common form of music takes its inspiration from Hawaiian guitar styles, tango, rumba and jazz.

Apart, other musical forms include ghazals originated by expatriates of middle-east and Indians. These ghazals are essentially lovelorn songs mixed with poetry. Instruments used in ghazals are violin, guitar, tabla, drums, tambourine, harmonium, western maracas and Malaysian lutes.
Most common instruments used in classical Malaysian songs are; kettledrum, nafiri (trumpet), suspended gonga, two barrel drums (gendang) and serunai (oboe). These instruments have remained an integral part of Malay music since 15th century. Gendangs and rebabs (fiddles) are the instruments primarily used in folk music

P.Ramlee is considered as chief architect in revolutionizing Malaysian music. He is credited to bring modern musical effects in classical music which helped in popularizing Malaysian music. Other famous singers are Shiela Majid and Siti Nurhaliza, who are adept at singing all forms of music including Islamic songs and love tunes. Many Malaysian songs have been influenced from Middle Eastern Islamic songs.

Directory of Malaysian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Malaysian songs, new releases, free Malaysian mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Malaysian music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.

Amir Yussof – Learn about new releases, download songs, Buy Malaysian music. Offers mailing List for upcoming Music events, performances schedule, latest happenings.

genting.com.my/en/videoclips/2001/dicky_con/index.htm -Offers live clips and Music video clips for malaysian fans. Make sure you have the windows media 7 version.
musicmall-asia.com/malaysia/folk/– Provides the basis of classification of malaysian folk music into three broad categories.Detailed explanation of each genre also given. Malaysian folk music can also be divided into various overlapping categories.
http://icom.edu.my/ – Offers Music cds, downloads, and services for students learning music. Online admisssion programs also available.

Music-of-Malaysia – Learn about the cultural aspects of Malaysian Music.

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Italy always gave tough competition to powerhouses of music, America and Britain. Italian music is a vivid blend of melody, rock, home grown styles and several other genres. Culturally Italy has always been known for its beautiful places, rich heritage and marvelous fashion.

Music added special flavor to Italian charm. Music of Italy has kept on reinventing itself with the passage of time. 1960s represented songs of youth. Famous songs of that era were Sapore di Sale, Abbronzatissima!, Volare, Fatti mandare dalla mamma a prendere il latte, Azzurro etc. Stars of that period were; Rita Pavone, Mina, Gianni Morandi, Adriano Celentano among others.
1970s and subsequent eras belonged to melodious songs sung by great artists like Luigi Tenco, Gino Paoli, Sergio Endrigo and Bruno Lauzi. Emergence of rock and its unbridled popularity gave other music genres a run for their money.

Famous Italian rock singers and bands include, PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi), I Nomadi, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Eduardo Bennato,Vasco Rossi, Ligabue and Zucchero. Italian light music is also remarkable because of its unique styles and quality singers.

Different adopted style models include French- cabaret, light jazz, Neapolitan music, folk songs, violin music, vocal romantic songs and folk songs. Other outstanding contributors in the world of Italian music are; Paolo Conte, Pino Daniele, Angelo Branduardi, Rap singer Jovanotti, Pavarotti, Lucio Dalla and Boccelli.


Directory of Italian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
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mamalisa.com/world/italy– browse a collection of Children’s songs from Italy.

Timesofmusic.com – Offers collection of music lyrics & songs from around the world.

tricolore.net/culture/music – Offers Italian music CD’s for sale.

Italian love songs – Listing of popular Italian Music and song sites.

deliciousitaly– One of the first hints that Spring is on the way is the Festival of Songs at Sanremo. Learn about this popular song festival.

Japanese music is a vivacious blend of several types of traditional music. Also known as Hogaku, Japanese music is quite different from other Asian music. Different types of traditional hogaku are:
Gagaku- This is oldest from of Japanese traditional music and better known as ancient court music from China and Korea.
Nogaku- Nogaku is basically a mix of chorus, Tsuzumi drum, Hayashi flute and other instruments which were played during no performances.
Biwagaku- A traditional music played with an instrument called Biwa which is smilar to four stringed guitars.
Shakuhachi- At the core of this music was an instrument called Shakuhachi, about 55 cm long flute.
Sokyoku- Three instruments, Koto, Shamisen and Shakuhachi were used to combine together to play this traditional music.
Shamisenongaku: A guitar type instrument called Shamisen was used to play this music in combination with Kabuki and Bunraku performances.

Modern Japanese music encompasses a wide array of genres in both traditional and modern styles ranging from electro, rock, metal, punk, folk, salsa, reggae, and tango to hip hop and country music. Renowned Japanese rock bands and singers are, Kosugi Takehisa, Nanjo Asahito, Haino Keiji, The 5,6,7,8’s, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Boredoms, Acidman, Buck-Tick, B’z, Bleach03, The Blue Hearts, Guitar Wolf, The Golden Cups, The Boom, Brahman, The Brilliant Green, Dir en grey, GLAY, GO!GO!7188 among others.

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Timesofmusic.com – Offers collection of music lyrics & songs from around the world.

j-music – Offers Japanese music and musicians, especially jazz and Hougaku, Japanese traditional music.

rats2u.com/clipart/animation/midi_folk.htm – Offers Free Japanese Folk Song & music Midi Files.

Origin of Music – Learn about the origin of Japanese music which began at around 3000 BC during the Jomon Culture.

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Also Kurdish Music & Kurdish songs, Persian songs & Music

Iranian music is quite rich in its own rights. Iranian music is thought to be centuries old and under its repertoire comes various genres including classical music, folk music and pop music as well. Iran has many ethnic communities and they all have different style of folk music.

Most prominent style of folk music is prevalent in the northeastern region of Iran called, Khorasan. Here, fascinating folk songs are accompanied by instruments like the double-reeded ghooshmeh, daiyreh drum, stringed dotar and wind instrument.

These songs feature kemancheh player Kayhan Kalhor and famous vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian.
Apart from khorasan music, western part of Iran, a stronghold of Kurdish population has its own unique Kurdish and Iranian classical music.

Most renowned practitioner of classical music in Iran is vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian. With experience of more than 40 years, he possesses unblemished performance, commanding tone and splendid sense of music.

Opera is also credited to originate in Iran first. Iranian pop music had its moments of glory before revolution in late 70s. Most famous pop singer was Googoosh. Other prominent singers and bands include names like Anastasia Tsioulcas, Chemiranis, Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Sussan Deyhim,Ensemble Sarband,, Niyaz, Pecheurs de perles, Madjid Khaladj, Masters of Persian Music, Mohammad Reza Shajarian etc.

Directory of Iranian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.

These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Iranian songs, new releases, free Iranian mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Iranian music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.

persia.org/audio.html – Offers a collection of Iranian and Persian Music

iranian.com/ – Browse a collection of New Iranian songs and music online.

iranmelody.com/Music/ – Listen, download or buy New Iranian songs and musc. Includes Iranian children’s music.

Kurdish Songs & Music

sanandaj.com/music/ – Learn about Kurdish Music & songs.

kurdland.com/main/music/default.asp – In the music section you will find Kurdish music and songs from Kurdish singers & musicians, real audio files, mp3 files, Kurdish MIDI files, sheets music, lyrics and much more.

Kannada music or carnatic music belongs to the state of Karnataka. It’s a wonderful mixture of traditional music and contemporary music. Diversity is such; one can get to hear classical Carnatic music along with modern western songs.

Classical genre of Kannada music is said to be centuries old and yet it has not lost its relevance and popularity. Several devotional songs can be found in classical format which are equally popular amongst all groups of the society. It’s a common sight to see houseful auditoriums for classical music concerts.
Like Hindi songs, most popular form of Kannada songs is movie songs. Music of Karnataka involves balanced usage of harmony and beats. Western genres have also become quite popular amongst the younger generations of the regions. One can find every possible genre of music being played in Kannada movies.

From carnatic classical to pop, rock, hip-hop and rap, they all have their own loyal fan following. Famous kannada singers are; KJ Yesudas, SP Balasubramanium, Chitra, Jayachandran, Karthik, Yesudas, Madhu Balakrishna, S Janaki, SP Sailaja, PB Sreenivas, Rajkumar, P Susheela, Shreya Ghoshal, Suman Kalyanpur, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vani Jayaram, Vasundhara Das to name a few. Pop artists include, Shivrajkumar, Badri, Naveen Krishna etc.

Directory of Kannada Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Kannada songs, new releases, free Kannada mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Kannada music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & legal music resources.

udbhava –  A Kannada Music & Kannada Songs Portal. Offers Kannada Film Songs, Stories, Light Music, Hari kathe, Folk Songs, Patriotic Songs, Drama, Classical Music, Mankutimmana Kagga, Songs for Children.

chitraloka.com/sections/downloads/songs – Download good quality songs and musics of Kannada Films. You can even listen to them online incase you don’t want to download them

ourkarnataka.com/kannada_songs/huchcha – Provides Song lyrics of Kannada movie Huchcha, lyrics, songs, music, online kannada songs.

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Nepal is a country with more than 40 ethnic groups and that shows in its musical culture. Music is an integral part of this country and normally associated with every occasion of life be it marriage, birth, feasts, festivals, funerals or national events. Various musical genres exist in Nepal, relatively a small country.

Rock, pop, rock & roll, metal, Latino, punk, hip-hop, folk, classical are other prevalent genres. Several pop and rock bands along with rap groups exist in this country. Nepali folk music is quite soothing because of its beats and rhythms.
Indigenous Nepalese music has several genres like, Newari music and Khas music to name a few. Newari music is all about some wind instruments, no string instruments and percussion instruments. Having a newari band is sign of wealth in Nepalese society. Khas music belongs to Khas society. Mostly sarangi was used in this form of music.

Other popular form of music are; Gurung Music, Tamang Music, Magar Music, Kirant Music, Sherpa Music, Maithili Music and Bhojpuri Music. Well-liked songs are; Simsime Paani Maa, Resham Firiri Tirtha, Banjho Khet Maa, Paan Ko Paat, Ganaharva, Sebru Tune, Marunee Tune (Samala), Saanghuree Baree Ni, Maachhi Mara Na among others.

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gorkhali.com/ – Offers a large collection Nepali Music and songs.

nepalisongs.com/ – Offers Music Cds of Nepali songs for sale. You can listen to one-minute samples of Nepali songs online

kurakani.tk – Site dedicated to Nepalese Music, old and new Nepalese songs and Nepali culture.

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Arabic music is listened quite profusely in many parts of the world. Arabian music is quite similar to Persian and Turkish music in many aspects. Arabic music was evolved in the time of Greek civilization. Many diverse civilizations and art forms have contributed in the development of Arabic music. The influence of Greek, Roman, Phoenician, Persian, Islamic and European culture can be clearly seen in the Arabic music. It’s a culmination of various mixed heritages which has kept on enthralling and soothes millions of music lovers all over the world.

Arabian music was more traditional in nature before 1950. But since then, Arabian music has adopted best components of western music.

This fusion was termed Arabic pop which is basically a blend of Arabic instruments and lyrics with western styled songs. In general, this music is homophonic in nature barring the exceptions of few genres.

Arabic songs focus more on rhythm and melody. Dalida is considered as the pioneer in the world of this fascinating music.

Other famous Arabic singers are, Sabah, Kadhem Al Saher, Warda Al-Jazairia, Nawal Al Zoghbi, Nawal El Kuwaiti, Magida El Roumi, Haifa Wehbe, Latifa, Asalah Nasri, Wael Kfoury, Amal Hijazi, Elissa to name a few.

Directory of Arabic Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
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arabicmusicdirect – Online vendor of ORIGINAL Arabic Music CDs and Cassettes, DVDs Online. Includes a section for Kids arabic music & Movies

Timesofmusic.com – Offers collection of music lyrics & songs from around the world.

4arabs.com Offers over 1000 full length Arabic songs and over 150 different singers.

arabic MP3s and songs – Offers arabic music & song resources.

oghnia.com – Arabic Music, arabic MP3s, DVD and CDs from popular arabic bands and artists, search for: by Artist . Reviews library of Arabic music on the net.

al-amir.com – Provides an online database of Arabic music, singers and songs.

medieval.org – An educational essay about Classical Arab music.

hinesmusic.com – Learn about Folk Songs and Dance Music of Turkey and the Arab World.

http://www.bahrainona.com/mp3/ – Arabic and khaleeji MP3 …..enjoy listening to free Arabic music MP3s online

http://www.arabmusic.nl/ – Free Arabic MP3 music . Includes arabic songs live.

Guide to Arabic songs & music