Mudcat Café message #2708762 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123001   Message #2708762
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
26-Aug-09 - 04:50 AM
Thread Name: nouveau 'folk'
Subject: RE: nouveau 'folk'
"World-music stalls and stages should be places where folkies of different nationality present different unfused music to each other."

There is fused music, there is unfused music; there are ethnomusicological documentary field-recordings and there are revival folk albums; there is World Jazz that draws on all World Music and there those that stick to particular local idioms; there are folk musicians who choose to concentrate on one particular tradition and there are creative musicians drawing on a multiplicity of world-folk influences; there are folk singers who sing without accompaniment and there are folk singers who accompany themselves on musical instruments; there are folk singers who only sing trad. and there are folk singers who are songwriters...

This is only the tip of a vast and wonderful iceberg. People do what they are moved to do out of passion and wonderment and that is a very beautiful thing. It is also the right and purpose of every human being alive on this planet to do exactly what they want to do. Thus the reality is what the reality is. Accept this, WAV - and respect it. If you don't like it, fair enough - please go elsewhere, but DO NOT dare to dictate how it SHOULD BE when you clearly know FUCK ALL about it.