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Definition of the noun Anti-folk
What does Anti-folk mean as a name of something?
- A style of music derived from folk music but with a self-mocking or ironic twist.
Anti-folk is a music genre that takes the earnestness of politically charged 1960s folk music and subverts it. The defining characteristics of this anti-folk are difficult to identify, as they vary from one artist to the next. Nonetheless, the music tends to sound raw or experimental; it also generally mocks seriousness and pretension in the established mainstream music scene.
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Discovering Folk Music (2010)
by Stephanie P. Ledgin
Largely an underground movement, anti-folk is a marriage of folk and punk rock, which looks to such artists as Woody Guthrie, Joey Ramone, and Dock Boggs for uniquely blended results. It largely, but not patently, rejects pop-infused folk.
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