ⓘ Category:Folklore

Folklore

Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs and jokes. They include material culture, ranging from traditional building styles to handmade toys common to the group. Folklore also includes customary lore, the forms and rituals of celebrations such as Christmas and weddings, folk dances and initiation rites. Each one of these, either singly or in combination, is considered a folklore artifact. Just as essential as the form, fo ...

Folklore studies

Folklore studies, also known as folkloristics, and occasionally tradition studies or folk life studies in the United Kingdom, is the formal academic discipline devoted to the study of folklore. This term, along with its synonyms, gained currency in the 1950s to distinguish the academic study of traditional culture from the folklore artifacts themselves. It became established as a field across both Europe and North America, coordinating with Volkskunde, folkeminner, and folkminnen, among others.

Afrikaans folklore

Learners of Afrikaans as an additional language could be enabled to respond to aesthetical, emotional, cultural and social values. Through the use of Afrikaans folklore teachers can focus on developing the learners ability to behave with cultural and aesthetic sensitivity in different social contexts. Afrikaans examples of folklore are mentioned and discussed briefly to include stories with humour, magic, the transmission of social and cultural values and traditions, ecological meaning, idiomatic expressions, praise poems, ogre characters and stereotypes. By means of a well-known backgroun ...

Akka bakka bonka rakka

bakka bonka rakka is a Norwegian nursery rhyme of mostly nonsense words used to select or point out a participant in childrens games, such as who will be "it" in a game like hide-and-seek or tag. It is classified as a counting rhyme in Nora Kobberstads Norsk Lekebok Book of Norwegian Games from 1901. There are different versions of the rhyme. The following version was recorded in Elverum in the early 1920s by Sigurd Nergaard: Akka bakka, banka ranka, etla metla, sang dang, fil i fang, isa, bisa, topp! In 1936, it was included in a collection of childrens rhymes published by Rikka Deinboll: ...

American folk music

The term American folk music encompasses numerous music genres, variously known as traditional music, traditional folk music, contemporary folk music, or roots music. Many traditional songs have been sung within the same family or folk group for generations, and sometimes trace back to such origins as Great Britain, Europe, or Africa. Musician Mike Seeger once famously commented that the definition of American folk music is ".all the music that fits between the cracks." Roots music is a broad category of music including bluegrass, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, ...

American Folklore Society

The American Folklore Society is the US-based professional association for folklorists, with members from the US, Canada, and around the world, which aims to encourage research, aid in disseminating that research, promote the responsible application of that research, publish various forms of publications, advocate for the continued study and teaching of folklore, etc. The Society is based at Indiana University and has an annual meeting every October. The Societys quarterly publication is the Journal of American Folklore. The current president is Dorothy Noyes and the president-elect is Nor ...