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Folk Music

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Apitchaya Grace

on 21 September 2015

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Transcript of Folk Music

Folk Music
Characteristics
Contemporary folk music
Characteristics
Characterisctics
What do you come up with the word
“Folk music” ?

Samples Clips
Traditional folk music
King of Folk Music
Queen of Folk Music
Songs for Life in Thailand
In Thai we called Phleng phuea chiwit. Songs for Life describes to Thai folk music, strongly influenced by elements of Western folk and rock music with a protest theme mainly centred on the hardship of working-class people. The term Phleng Phuea Chiwit came from "Art for life" or "Literature for life" that is literature on the life and society, while Phleng phuea chiwit era flourishing in the 1970s also known as "Jewel of the literature of life".
History
History Phleng Phuea Chiwit originated from the events of October 14, 1973, when student and popular protests drove away the "Three Tyrants." The earliest phleng pheua chiwit band was called Caravan, and they were at the forefront of a movement for democracy
In the 1980s, Phleng Pheua Chiwit was influenced by rock music, such as Hammer, Pongsit Kamphee, Pongthep Kradonchamnan and Carabao
BOB DYLAN
His real name is Robert Allen Zimmerman. He was born in May 24, 1941. Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
His famous songs are "Like a Rolling Stone" , "Visions of Johanna" and etc.
Odetta
Odetta Holmes (December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008), known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist.
she was influential to many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time included her song "Take This Hammer" on its list of the All-Time 100 Songs, stating that "Rosa Parks was her No. 1 fan, and Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music.
Famous Artists
Joni Mitchell
Iron and Wine
Damien Rice
Birdy
Style
Phleng Pheua Chiwit typically incorporates elements of Western as well as Thai folk ballads, more rhythmic Thai styles such as samcha, molam and luk thung, and occasionally elements of Thai classical music as well.
As for the instrumentation, early Phleng Pheua Chiwit was generally in a more folk style, with acoustic instruments, while later versions often more rock-style arrangements, with electric guitars, bass and drums. Many artists also use Thai instruments such as the phin, wut, khluay, and saw. Some Phleng Phuea Chiwit artists were inspired by Western musician including Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Simon & Garfunkel and Neil Young.
THE EXAMPLE OF THE SONG FOR LIFE BAND
IN THAILAND
Carabao
Old music by unknown composers
Oral tradition
Everybody can participate
Telling stories
Around the world but different from other countries
Occurred in 1960, America
Acoustic instuments and meaningful, thoughtful lyrics
Refer to the customs and traditions
Region, Nation or Ethnic
Joys, Sorrows, Relationships, Romances and Important events

Folk Music
Caravan
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