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Since the end of the American Folk Revival, in the late 1960s, folk festivals have undergone a dramatic change. Concurrently, folk music was transformed through capital from its origins as national folkloric music to a successful popular music genre. As professional folk music emerged during the...
My Way or the Highway: Depictions of Society in the Travel Songs of B. Okudzhava, Yu. Vizbor, and V. VysotskyDownload
Despite the intense popularity of Bard song in the former Soviet Union, research has only recently begun to analyze the lyrics of the songs and the political and artistic importance therein. Through close textual reading and taking into account the literary and cultural history, I analyze the...