The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60238   Message #964342
Posted By: musicmick
09-Jun-03 - 01:33 AM
Thread Name: Folk Music Dying?
Subject: RE: Folk Music Dying?
The answer to why folk music is dying can be found in some of the replies in this thread. It is lack of understanding of the nature of folk music and its historical and cultural importance and vitality.
Suggesting that folk songs die because they are, no longer, in vogue, is denying the roots and peoples that the songs represent. If the study of history is a valid enterprise, so too is a knowledge of the curtural and artistic artifacts of that history. Folk song and folk tale are vibrant tools of understanding societies that spawned our own.
The "newer is better" brigade are awash in egomanaical gingoism. We are who we are and who we were.