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Thread #138735   Message #3183443
Posted By: Goose Gander
07-Jul-11 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
"I must point out that all music is the consequence of such cultural / musical process, what's so special about folk?"

In the passage I quoted above, you yourself alluded to the specific cultural/musical processes in the evolution of folk music that make it "special"; these processes make folk music (not Folk Music)distinctive from other kinds of music such as classical, marching band, and death metal.