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The Second Life of Folk Music - 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

Folk music collects not only old traditions and believes of our fathers but also the spirit of national mentality, its heritance and origins of the people.
But from the second part of the 20th century folk music got the second chance to exist. But modern musicians decided not to repeat old tunes but create something special that can bring back ancestors’ memories and bewitch new listeners.
At the edge of different directions in music folk rock, folk metal, folk pop, folk punk, alternative folk are becoming more and more popular. The musicians combine different genres, texts, melodies of folk songs making absolutely new compositions so loved with a lot of fans.
The tendency in this case is also to use folk musical instruments. It adds to the songs and tunes the special nuance that is so close to traditional folk music.
The revival of traditional folk music has started from the English-speaking countries and then this wave covered all world, all people that really appreciate their cultural heritance and want to involve other people in this process.
Besides traditional folk songs and tunes the traditional dances are also transformed in a new way. And after that all world has heard such names as Woody Guthrie, the Almanac Singers, Burl Ives, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Mallicorne, Dave Alvin, Steve Earle and others.
The folk music revival is a great phenomenon that got its beginning from the last century and now it’s developing faster and faster. Since 20th century numerous folk festivals all over the world was spinning up.

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