The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123431   Message #2718431
Posted By: Jeri
07-Sep-09 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: What is The Tradition?
Subject: RE: What is The Tradition?
I think there's the museum diorama tradition and then there's the tradition in the wild. The former always remains the same and songs should be performed as close to how they were when collected as possible. The latter, the living tradition, is one of change. I think most people try for a balance between true-to-the-past and creative adaptation. It's the degree of each that we argue about.