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Po co nam ten folk? - widok z drugiego brzegu
What do we need folk for? The view from the other shore

Author(s): Tomasz Janas
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Czasu Kultury
Keywords: folk; folk music; Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa; folk/ethnic music festivals

Summary/Abstract: Media-generated fame of the term “folk” made it be associated with various, often disparate ideas: for some, folk denotes mainly quasi-ethnic artistic production of some pop groups, for others it alludes to ambitious and gripping music, which is one of the most significant alternative for the hotchpotch offered by the media. The author of the text, aware of the different attitudes towards folk music, which are generated exactly by the ambiguous associations, writes about the most recent phenomena on folk music scene, introduces bands drawing on the ethnic tradition, mentions folk classics and lists the festivals which attract more and more local and international folk artists every year.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 55-63
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish
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