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Posted By: GUEST,The Dane
13-Feb-01 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: What Is Folk?
Subject: RE: HELP -what is folk music?
How about this:

Folk music is the opposite to classical music. Where as classical music was traditionally written for the courts in Europe, folk music was written by and for the people.

This could also explain why so many folk song deal with rebel themes. This was one of the only modes for the people to express their opposition to the ruling classes.