Mudcat Café message #2961018 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131220   Message #2961018
Posted By: The Sandman
09-Aug-10 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: What isn't folk
Subject: RE: What isn't folk
M the GM, is spot on, furthermore mules and jennets cannot reproduce, they are sterile, they live and they die without producing more mules jennets etc.
so does the crossbreeding of music die in the same way ? do we end up with a homogenous bland cumasc ,which is worse than the original genre, or do we end up with something excitingly new, probably both, depending on the musicians involved and their skill.
unfortunately Ihave heard more examples of the former than the latter, what often happens[ in my opinion] when folk music attempts to become more commercial is that its roots get weakened