Folk

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FOLK SONG JOURNEY THROUGH 300 ACOUSTIC THEMES

Folk is the expression of popular music in all regions and each era as performed without the aid of enhanced instruments and media. Style is as diverse as the underlying local cultures, and the related music includes both traditional themes and compositions by identified authors. Generally speaking, author's songs are a component of local culture.

Folk songs by European and American singer-songwriters have always been an important part of the genre. North-American singer-songwriters are emblematic of the international folk scene of the 1950-60s, they include Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

But as the song review below illustrates, the acoustic folk scene is also alive and  vibrant in other parts of the world notably Europe, Russia, Latin America, and Africa.

10 PECULIAR THEMES FROM THE 1960s (show)

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USA, 1971

Cuba, 1996