Folk Music Branch
April 12th – December 31st
Post-folk is a broad music genre which combines folk and other music genres. At the end of the 20th century, post-folk music festivals started, which represent different variations of this genre (folk-rock, folk-metal, popular folk, electronic folk, etc.). The popularity of these festivals suggests that folk music is still important for contemporary people, and it may be one of the ways to create distinctive relationship with the past of the nation.
This exhibition displays five continuous post-folk festivals: “Suklegos”, “Mėnuo Juodaragis“, “Kilkim žaibu“, “Jotvos vartai”, and “Saulėtosios naktys“. It demonstrates the attributes of the festivals and the photos which reveal their uniqueness and development.
All these festivals are related to post-folk music, but its “concentration” is different. “Suklegos” is the festival of only this particular music genre; “Kilkim žaibu“ represents both folk and post-folk music, while post-folk music, its variations, and the activities related to the Baltic culture dominate the festival “Mėnuo Juodaragis“. In the festivals “Jotvos vartai” and “Saulėtosios naktys“, post-folk music only complements the programme oriented towards history or art.
Curator: Neringa Andriuškevičiūtė
Design: Simona Umaraitė
The exhibition is open at Folk Music Branch (L. Zamenhofo st. 12) until 31st of December.