History > Music
In the 18th, thousands of German-speaking peoples established major German settlements in Russia along the Volga River. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many migrated again, this time to North and South America. Throughout their travels, these Germans maintained their traditional religious music, their lullabies and folk songs, their vocal and instrumental music alike.
Music played an important role in many aspects Volga German life. There was a wide range of musical types from folk and wedding music to religious hymns sung in the churches. Explore the music of the Volga Germans.
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Last updated 30 August 2010.