Art, Culture and literature form the foundation of a typical Bengali society and a Bengali household without music and literature is somewhat unimaginable. Music is the soul of Bengal and the traditional folk music mirrors the image of rural Bengal. The folk music has its origin as early as the 4th century with the advent of the invaders in Bengal and other provinces of colonial India. Bengali folk music has poetry, drama, epic, folktales, ballads and proverbs etc. The ethnic folk music forms the heart of Bengali culture. Folk music can be categorized in terms of love, devotion, occupation, labor, ritual and philosophy. These folk songs have many forms such as Bhatiali, Bhawaiya, Jatra, Kavigan, Palagan, Jhumur, Meyeli geet, Baromasi and Baul.…
Folk Music – Pete Seeger
Many throughout the years have shaped folk music, however, one of the most well known folk singers was a man named Pete Seeger. As a multi-instrumentalist, Seeger played the Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Recorder, and the Tin Whistle. However, Seeger also did more than play music. He was also participated in activism of all kinds.
He was born in New York City on May 3rd, 1919. He grew up in a household surrounded by music because both his mother and father were…
Isaac Albéniz and Folk Music in Spain
Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz is widely known as a piano guru whose music excellently portrays Spain’s spirit and culture. As a singer and a composer, he was able to meld performance and composition thus creating a fashionable music style similar to that of “Liszt” full of Spain folk idioms. His greatest inspiration was folklore, but he made a sole melodic style that stirred “Ravel” and “Debussy”. He had a great passion for national cultural…
Folk music can be defined as any style of music which represents a community. Folk music encompasses many aspects of human life; however, the main aspect of folk music focuses on hard times. As times change, folk music has evolved. Folk music has impacted many genres in the music industry and continues to impact the industry today.
One of the most common genres that derived from folk music is bluegrass. Bluegrass music is defined as a type of folk music originating in Kentucky…
This piece also provides another great value of form structure and harmonic progressions. One could use these aspects as teachable moments in the rehearsal process.
Cajun Folk Songs
The two movement, six minute long piece of Cajun Folk Songs was written by Frank Ticheli in 1990. Ticheli, born in 1958, is a well-known, present day composer who has won many honors including the Charles Ives Scholarship. Currently, Ticheli is Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California in…
American folk music includes many musical genres such as traditional music, traditional folk music, contemporary folk music and roots music. Many traditional songs have been passed on for generations in the same family or folklore group. Most of the folk music has been sung by the same family or civil society, which can be traced back to the original places, such as the UK, Europe, and Africa. Most of the folk music from England and Scotland is introduced to the United States.
American is an amalgam of American folk music formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the musical ethos of the United States, specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influences. Americana as a radio format developed during the 1990s as a reaction to the highly polished sound that defined the mainstream music of that decade. The AMA grew out of the format as an effort to bring all…
Folklore are beliefs and ideas that are constantly changing throughout television or any source of media because Shameless was created by Paul Abbott, it is a comedy-drama remake based on the British series. The show centers on a dysfunctional family which consists of six siblings of Chicago, Illinois who struggle with their alcoholic father and estranged mother. Although many reality television shows exist to follow standard entertainment, Shameless can be argued as a modern folklore. The show,…
Rock music was a main commodity in the music market’ since its emergence it has always been insurgent and incorporating things the youth could relate to, for example, sexual freedom and freedom from authority, especially parental authority. This type of music is brought African-Americans, whites and Asian American together as they listened to these songs because they could relate to some…