Slovenian music can often be difficult to pin down because of the many influences that have been taken and given to Croatian, Austrian and Northern Italian music. From Medieval times onwards to the many forms of contemporary Slovenian music that fills radio airwaves, the music of this country has been eclectic and can be very different in the many distinct areas of the country.
Traditional Slovenian Music
Traditional music can take a number of forms, but the most commonly accepted and known for of music from Slovenia is the polka. Traditions of the polka and waltz are found in both Slovenia and Austria, while a tradition of group folk singing without instrumental accompaniment remains popular in many rural parts of Slovenia. Many popular folk songs were written for the accordion and traditional instruments such as the Styrian harmonica.
Contemporary Slovenian Music
From the 1980s onwards the contemporary music of Slovenia has been an important part of everyday life, with popular world music artist Begnagrad bringing the accordion to the attention of the pop world. Indie rock music with a nod to traditional Slovenian music, such as Perpetuum Jazzile are popular in Slovenia and outside the country, while the controversial NSK and Laibach have remained popular contemporary artists since the 1980s.
Listen to Slovenian Music
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