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The English word “folk,” as we use it today, has Germanic roots and was at one time was defined as all of the following: “people”; “army”; “common people”; “men”; “tribe”; “multitude.” Antiquarian William J. Thoms invented the word folklore in 1986, reviving a modern sense of something that was “of the common people, whose culture is handed down orally”, and opened up a flood of related things, including folk art (1921), folk dance (1912), and folk music (1889). The nature of folk art is specific to its particular culture; varied geographical and temporal prevalence and diversity of folk art make it difficult to describe as a whole, though some patterns have been demonstrated.

The use of the keyword “folk” on REDEFINE can be used to describe:
     1. Traditional folk music (1889): Music that may be: transmitted by worth of mouth; music of the lower classes; music with unknown origins. Also known as “traditional music” or “roots music” in the United States.
     2. Contemporary folk music (1958): A evolved form of traditional folk music that reached a zenith in the 1960s. Also known as “folk revival music.”
     3. Folk art: Works of art that may be: produced from an indigenous culture or laboring tradespeople; utilitarian or decorative rather purely aesthetic; characterized by a style where “traditional” rules of proportion and perspective are not employed.

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Raina Rose – When May Came Album Review

It might take a few listens to get into, but Raina Rose’s third full-length album, When May Came, will surprise you with its cohesion and simplicity. Between her big voice, with its unusual blend of twang and jazziness, and her whimsical sense of storytelling, Rose is definitely not just another boring indie folk songstress. There’s...Read...
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Life Of Charlie (2008) Film Review

The result of of ten film students from Ontario, Canada, Life Of Charlie is a strangely charming low-budget flick. Perhaps what is most appealing about the film is how much it captures the spirit of young adults in this day and age, when it seems like many 20-somethings are discontent, wondering where they are headed...Read...
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Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind EP Album Review

Animal Collective have just released a five-song EP entitled Fall Be Kind on the heels of their unbelievable smash, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Merriweather was a true rock n’ roll landmark. Catchy vocals atop electronic cacophony set a new standard for indie composition. The question now facing Animal Collective: how will they top a record that...Read...
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The Sextons – Self-Titled Album Review

Hailing from the great Midwest, The Sextons have an unfortunate handle on the atmospheric folk genre. They seem to be aiming for the Coldplay market, and in that aspect, they are succeeding. Their songs blend nicely into one large lump, with each indistinguishable from the others — even on repeated listens. We’ll give them a...Read...
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Among The Oak & Ash – Self-Titled Album Review

The same way The Decemberists built their popularity on songs chronicling mothers whoring themselves out, peeping toms, murderous townsfolk; abuse and neglect and all other sorts of cruelty, Among The Oak & Ash have reworked Appalachian murder ballads for their self-titled debut. In six days, Among The Oak & Ash’s Josh Joplin and Garrison Starr...Read...
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