Manisa is located in the “Zeibek” region. Folk songs usually have nine-time time signature. “Zeybek havaları”, “barana havaları”, semah songs, bride and henna “havaları”, slow and yuruk ballads are the folk music outputs of the region. In addition to exhibiting similar features with Aegean Region folk music works in general, effects of Rumelian immigrants can be observed in some melodies.
Some examples of ballads rooted in Manisa region; Bugün Ayın Ondördü, Gün Görünmez Melengecin Dalından, Gündüz Bey, İğdenin Dalı, Kaşık Havası, Kırmızı Buğday Ayrılmıyor Sezinden, Nalbandım, Sigaramın İncesi