How do you pursue a Career in Folk Singing?

A Career in Folk Singing has always intrigued me. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Folk Singing, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Folk Singing. I was Googling about a Career in Folk Singing and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180317-0002/Others/Singing/Career-in-Folk-Singing/hindi

Geeta Ram Kanswal's perspective!

Geeta Ram Kanswal has worked in Folk Singing for 4 years. Geeta Ram Kanswal has worked in Folk Singing as Singer in Various Creative Assignments. In Geeta Ram Kanswal's own words, this is how Geeta Ram Kanswal got into Folk Singing: "I have done B Sc from DAV PG College. I developed a keen interest in Folk Music in my childhood which encouraged me to take up singing at a very young age. I have sung 70-80 songs till date, the latest song Meri Reshma Chori Suniyal being a hit. I sing Garhwali songs."

Career Video on Folk Singing

In a video, Geeta Ram Kanswal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Folk Singing. Geeta Ram Kanswal started by explaining Folk Singing as: "Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. India has a very rich traditional Folk Music. The extreme cultural diversity creates endless varieties of folk styles. Each region has its own particular style." The video gave me so much food for thought.


I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Folk Singing and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Folk Singing. Geeta Ram Kanswal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Sur & Taal
  • Rhythm
  • Scale
  • Instruments
  • Culture

Geeta Ram Kanswal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Folk Singing:
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Listening Skills
  • Riyaaz
  • Song Writing
  • Music Composing
  • Patience & Perseverance

Geeta Ram Kanswal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Folk Singing:
  • Respect & Recognition
  • Artist Never Dies
  • Mental Peace

And, Geeta Ram Kanswal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Folk Singing:
  • Lack of Family Support
  • Piracy
  • Lack of Respect for Talent

In the final section of the video Geeta Ram Kanswal talks about How a day goes in a Career in Folk Singing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Folk Singing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180317-0002

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:
  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170701-0002/Others/Singing/Career-in-Professional-Singing/hindi

  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161210-0001/Others/Singing/Career-in-Country-Music/english

  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170512-0001/Others/Singing/Career-in-Indian-Classical-Singing/hindi

  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170928-0002/Others/Singing/Career-in-Professional-Singing/hindi

  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170826-0001/Others/Singing/Career-in-Professional-Singing/hindi

  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180118-0002/Others/Singing/Career-in-Folk-Singing/punjabi

  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170921-0002/Others/Singing/Career-in-Professional-Singing/hindi

  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171018-0001/Others/Singing/Career-in-Singing/hindi

  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180714-0002/Others/Singing/Career-in-Professional-Singing/hindi

  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180605-0001/Others/Singing/Career-in-Professional-Singing/hindi

  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171026-0005/Others/Singing/Career-in-Hindustani-Classical-Music/hindi

  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161220-0003/Others/Singing/Career-in-Indian-Classical-Vocalist/hindi

  13. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170930-0004/Others/Singing/Career-in-Live-Singing/english

  14. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171130-0003/Others/Singing/Career-in-Singing/hindi

  15. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180228-0008/Others/Singing/Career-in-Devotional-Singing/english

  16. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180901-0001/Others/Singing/Career-in-Professional-Singing/hindi

  17. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181231-0002/Others/Singing/Career-in-Devotional-Singing/portuguese

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