This article discusses why folk music helps maintain a culture's identity. Folk music can be understood and "felt" by anyone, no matter what language they speak. Folk music serves as a record of the struggles, motivations, and ideas of a culture. This article supports my argument for the preservation of folk culture by explaining how folk music identifies a culture and why it is so important.
This article states the reasons that folk music is so powerful. The author explains that folk music allows people, regardless of their musical abilities, to express their sorrows, struggles, and joys. According to the author, "Folk music provides an outlet for individuals across boundaries of race, class and location to express their highest joys and their deepest sorrows." Folk music has occurred throughout all times and includes sad songs sung by slaves and chants sung railroad workers. This article contributes to the preservation of folk music by showing what makes folk music so special and reasons why it needs to be saved.
This article, which was posted in honor of the (at the time) upcoming 14th Grammy awards, mentions the importance of preserving music. The author goes on to explain that the 14th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — “One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience" was going to take place soon and that music should be preserved as it's a big part of our heritage. This contributes to my argument for the preservation of folk music because it shows that big organizations like the GRAMMY's recognize that music needs to be preserved, and it's crucial for everyone to recognize it as well.
Folk music in Hyderabad is getting a chance at revival when student Dasari Ranga began doing his thesis on Karshaka Geetalu, which are the folk songs of agriculture workers. Darshanam Mogilaiah is one of the musicians that have been playing Hyderabad folk music for most of his life. Student Dasari Ranga is going to organize a program for Darshanam Mogilaiah and other folk music musicians that will help spread Hyderabad folk music. By encouraging Hyderabad folk artists to play their music and therefore allowing folk music to spread, Dasari Ranga's program will help preserve Hyderabad folk music.
Dear UNESCO council, please consider funding the recording and producing of folk music. Folk music is an extremely vital part of culture; It tells stories about what daily life was like in prior times and the struggles that occurred years ago. Music is considered the "universal language" and has the ability to move anyone, despite the language that the music may be written in. This makes music a very important part of culture, and therefore deserves preservation. In Hyderabad, Telangana, which is located in India, Hyderabad folk music is trying to saved by recording and uploading Hyderabad folk songs onto Youtube and Facebook. Radio Charminar is contacting artists who perform folk music and then is recording a set of folk songs with all the singers. Pop culture and globalization are threats to folk music because pop culture music is being spread around the world and is taking the place of folk music. With the increasing popularity of pop culture songs, folk music is being cut out of the culture of many people. By funding the recording of folk music, folk music in Hyderabad will preserved for generations to come.
Folk music in Hyderabad is being recorded and released on social media by Radio Charminar in attempt to preserve their music. Radio Charminar is gathering artists that all perform folk music to record a set of songs that will be uploaded to Youtube and Facebook. The recording of folk music contributes to the preservation of folk music in Hyderabad by allowing Hyderabad's folk music to be heard by people all around the world. It also helps spread awareness of Hyderabad folk music because there is now an audio record of the folk music that anyone can listen to on social media versus people only in Hyderabad passing it on to each other orally.