The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104945 Message #2154337
Posted By: Ruth Archer
21-Sep-07 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Is the 1954 definition, open to improvement?
Subject: RE: Is the 1954 definition, open to improvement?
"I don't know how one is to get around the problem of "uninfluenced by popular and art music"."
Indeed. I'm reminded of the song "I'm a Romany Rai", which has been throughly adopted by the traveller community - of course, it started out as a music hall song. What about broadheets? Were they not popular music? They certainly weren't being disseminated orally...
The idea of some pristine community untouched by popular culture is a load of romanticised nonsense, surely.