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xcioak  ·  1782 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I collect old folk songs from Europe. Which can you recomend?

back when it got released, I used to play this song on repeat because I wanted to

xcioak  ·  1782 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I collect old folk songs from Europe. Which can you recomend?

Romanian folk used to be about haidouks (some sort of Robin Hood outlaws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vnxemB0D6s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NBX_hlkocc

Then in the 80's-90's it switched towards jazzy, postmodernist, romantic motifs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNDrZPctw1E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt5Zsgsbmp4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKlxWA3xEgE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NDouPzwG9w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOJ_FM4rAaA

Folk music was the accompanying voice of the 1989 Eastern Bloc Fell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eiQ4sLsC00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E19EPlofKcY

although even the Communist Party used to dig it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UejMK3xTwV8

As of recently, new-school folk has mostly to do with satire and sarcasm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuXIYVyKh18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-Kkd-w5Tk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXqFAbtg8gk

bonus: Karma band bestly represents casual Romanian folk - the song of the mountaineers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87uWR3Jo4yc

also, it is important to realize that folk music is not to be confounded, at least in Romanian, with folklore music, also known as "popular music", or traditional.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk8XCOLDbtY

A link between folk and folklore is this living legend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4rCfkyB_X8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VfW0B1YP7w

"Folk You" is currently the main promoting platform:

http://www.romania-insider.com/folk-you-alternative-music-fe.../

elizabeth  ·  1782 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We have a running gag with my Romanian friends where we put this song on repeat at parties until someone notices it's been playing for 10 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJ9RxfvvtU

After a weekend at the country house it's the go to song to annoy locals who made the mistake to come with us ;)

xcioak  ·  1782 days ago  ·  link  ·  

back when it got released, I used to play this song on repeat because I wanted to

insomniasexx  ·  1782 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Have you ever seen this stand up by Jon Mulaney? It's hysterical.

Enjoy.

elizabeth  ·  1782 days ago  ·  link  ·  

yes a classic! it was exactly like that with our Romanian song