Folk Punjab started as a personal collection of Punjabi folk music. I liked the songs, loved the lyrics, and started gathering as much of Punjab's folk music as I could. The “news” spread, friends started asking for the songs, and I had to create a webpage for the collection. That was the beginning of Folk Punjab.

But it was 10 years ago. There was neither Saavn nor Patari, nor any other proper music stream platforms back then. A few songs that you could find were scattered across the Internet, on websites often littered with popups and tasteless advertisements. Folk Punjab was an attempt to give this music a nice clean place that it deserved.

But now that the we have these proper music stream platforms, who have the time and resources to put in properly licensing the music, I think it's time to say good bye to Folk Punjab.

Thank you,

Sohail Abid
Founder and Curator, Folk Punjab

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