folk music

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see folk songfolk song,
music of anonymous composition, transmitted orally. The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies. These assume that the germ of a folk melody is produced by an individual and altered in transmission into a
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folk music

1. music that is passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition
2. any music composed in the idiom of this oral tradition
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Inspired by her work with the PBS show, Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations, Kelly Ludwig, who is a designer, author and photographer, has collected outsider, contemporary folk art and self-taught artwork, and captured images of visionary environments from all regions across the country.
The four men play predominantly original material that "spans the genres of contemporary folk, pop and jazz," according to a news release.
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The ex-Malinky vocalist has finally emerged as a major force on the contemporary folk scene and it should come as no surprise to anyone who's been following her progress over the past few years.
The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, held a seminal show in 1982 that effectively gave Outsider art and Contemporary Folk art, or "untaught" art, a jumpstart into legitimacy.
Up for best contemporary folk album is Ry Cooder's musical documentary, ``Chavez Ravine,'' which follows the story of the Mexican-American community near downtown L.
They wrote themes in turbulent times that were expressed in early 20th century corrido style or in more contemporary folk styles gleaned from the New Song Movement of Latin America.
com's contemporary folk category in late November and received a Grammy Award nomination on Dec.
After careers in advertising and teaching, Kimble left to pursue painting full time in 1983, and has since lent his talent and contemporary folk art themes to everything from dinnerware and table linens to wall hangings and lamps.
The effect upon the landscape is unassailable, but the characterization of contemporary folk artists as visionaries, isolates, environmentalists is, at best, tenuous.
The music encompasses such styles as light jazz, romantic piano or guitar instrumentals, light classic/jazz fusion, contemporary folk and reflective new age.
The ultra-special contemporary folk artist was ordered to rest and begin a strict diet after a routine check-up.

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