Sung poetry is a broad and rather imprecise genre of music, popular in some European countries. It is particularly popular in Poland. This is a category which includes songs consisting of poems (or ballads) and music written specially for these texts. The compositions itself generally feature a soft melody with a musical background often provided by a guitar or piano.
This music genre shares much with the author’s song in Russia, however, the performers of sung poetry do not compose lyrics themselves. In other countries, similar artists are usually classified as folk music, folk rock or chamber pop performers, or as bards.
Here are some of the most popular Polish artists of this genre:
Wolna Grupa Bukowina
Stare Dobre Małżeństwo