folk adj. of, originating among, or having to do with the common people, who transmit the general culture of the group through succeeding generations. -ery suffix forming nouns meaning "place for, art of, collection of," from M.E. -erie, from L. -arius.
Posts tagged "Folk Music"
Kudyapi Master Samaon Sulaiman

Kudyapi Master Samaon Sulaiman

As a follow-up to the previous post about kudyapi (2-stringed lute), I give you the master himself, Manlilikha ng Bayan Samaon Sulaiman, a folk music artist from Maganoy, Maguindanao. He was awarded the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasure Award) in 1993. As envisioned under R.A. 7355, “Manlilikha ng Bayan” shall mean a...
The two-stringed lutes

The two-stringed lutes

by Fr. Joemar Sibug, OP (from his Slice of Life column) photo courtesy ASEAN I ARRIVED in Davao City for my new assignment last September 5, 2011. One of the things we needed for our mission house in Bajada was a bell. Our religious community uses the bell for our wake up call in the...
When Gram Parsons Sang Folk

When Gram Parsons Sang Folk

My mom’s music was what I grew up listening to. Records of the more popular folk and country “with a dose of rock” artists like Loggins and Messina, Dan Fogelberg, Jim Croce, and John Denver were played in family get-togethers. And by high school, the term “country rock” for me was synonymous to the Eagles....
Free Music Downloads

Free Music Downloads

Once in a while, music artists offer free songs to download. And whether or not it’s all part of their strategies to sell more later, we can’t deny that we like these little surprises. There would have been more of those listed here, but some of the old free downloads I love had expired. So...