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Old 12-12-2018, 11:53 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Anyone interested in folk? Share something you like or something from your country or region.


The flagship folk rhythm from the Caribbean region of Colombia is the 16/17th century 'Cumbia'.




What is Cumbia?



Cumbia has spread across Latin America and the world, there are even a couple of British Cumbia tracks...

The Clash
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Are you looking for folk music?
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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Are you looking for folk music?
Well, yes and no. Folk music is not totally independent from popular music as in many instances its the foundation of modern rhythms.

However, the focus should be an intact folk rhythm whereby its essence is easily distinguishable today as in the case of Cumbia. For example till this day when dancing Cumbia your feet shouldn't be more than a couple "chain links" apart in homage to the chained feet of the African slaves. The beat and the culture surrounding the folk is still strongly distinguishable.

Folk Cumbia - 17th century




Orchestal Cumbia - 1950's




Tropical Cumbia - 1970's




Cumbia Rock - 2000's




Cumbia ExoticaAlbumCovers1 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


rueda de cumbia colombiafestiva.com by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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So no-one likes folk huh?
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:24 AM
 
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This is one of my favourite popular English folk songs...




Who is reminded of the old Bird's Eye commercial?
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:43 AM
 
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How about this?
Will do?




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JQ0xnJyb0A
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:00 AM
 
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Very nice, what is it? Its not chastushka?
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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Very nice, what is it? Its not chastushka?

Yes this is typical Russian folk "chastushki," if you remove all instruments.
But what I see this band ( that's coming from the North-Western part of the country,) is doing - it's fusing Karelian, Russian and Celtic music together.
Strangely enough, it works)))
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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OK so since there is not much activity in this thread, I'll give some examples of contemporary Québécois (French Canadian) folk music. It borrows heavily from Celtic influences from both northern France and Ireland* (*long story).


Here is one of the most popular bands from the 2000s. Les Cowboys Fringants. One of the videos was made in Paris - I am surprised there are that many people there who knew the song.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC8J6PUeSxQ



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bUS_rqCLuo
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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These latest videos are from what is probably my favourite of these bands: Mes Aïeux. The name means My Forebears, and when the members of the band are in costume (as in the first video) they're supposed to represent the origins of our people: a French coureur de bois (outdoorsman/adventurer), a Roman Catholic priest, the devil, an indigenous person, an Irishman and an angel.


This one is one of my favourites. It's the best video performance of the song I could find, even if the crowd sometimes looks like they're on drugs. But they get into it towards the end with all the gestures and sing-along.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReXH0DdFGX8


Most of these neo-trad (folk) bands have a social commentary in their music. This song (I found a version with English subtitles) is about declining birthrates and materialism. It's probably the most popular song of the 21st century here so far.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKCRHhmHvjg
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