Previously, this website was about a electro-folk music band based in Czech called the Orff brothers. They abandoned the site years ago and the migrated to http://www.bratriorffove.cz/. I have decided to bring this website to life once more.
The Culture of Music
Music has a way into the heart of many people. In one time or another, you will find yourself listening to a particular song or working while you are still listening to music. There is a kind of therapy or encouragement that we get from music and this induces us to attend music festivals and show or just relax at home and listen to some cool music.
I have grown up listening to particular genres of music such as classical souls, hip hop and rock. However, my favorite music has always been country music. This could have been influence by my dad whose had several LP of the classical bands such as Alabama and particularly loved one of their singles – ‘Dixieland Delight’. He also loved John Conlee, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire and many other artistes. In the evening and in the weekends when he was not going out, he would spend the entire day listening to these classics in his old wooden stereo. Time may have gone too first, but the memories of these artistes never fade in my heart.
I fell in love with electric folk music in 2007 when I visited Czech Republic on a vacation. Being summer, it was the best period to stay outdoors and to partake in various outdoor activities. One such visit was to a night out that I went with some other tourist that I had met to Cloud 9 Sky Bar and Lounge in Prague for an evening dinner and probably a round of the finest cocktails of Europe. It was really an awesome experience as we tuned ourselves to adapt to the culture of Prague.
Emerging trend of Music Genres
Among the music playing that day was some electro-folk songs from the Orff Brothers and other renowned artistes like Gruff Rhys and Sorten Muld. Like I said, prior to that evening, I had never loved this genre of music, but by being in the company of friends and other revelers who were thrilled with the music my interest sprouted. We enjoyed the company and ended spending more time at the lounge than I had anticipated.
Electric folk is a kind of music that developed from the folk rock music that pioneered in Europe a few decades ago, although it has lately undergone a series of revolutionary changes adopting the culture of European music genres. This has greatly improved its taste and appreciation among its diverse fan base across the globe with its popularity growing by the day. The aforementioned artistes have also claimed several musical awards and earned great recognition in the music industry.
Take the Orff brothers for instance. The group was founded in 2002 with Lukas Novotny, Matthew Godik and Ivan Gajdos who were all lovers of folk music as well as rock music decided to team up and do music together. Although today the band members have increased, the trio shot into limelight soon after the first release of their album. In their second album, Sero won the Apollo Award by Czech music critics for the best recording in 2013. They have also been receiving massive airplay for their songs as well as visiting most of the European countries to stage concerts.
The music scene may have changed greatly in recent times, but what happens today is that different genres of music intermarry to produce a new music culture. I expect that maybe one day electric music might join hand with polka or maybe hip hop and would love to hear the electrifying effects that may be produced by such collaborations.
As I remake this website, I will be seeking to detail more about the influence of various music genres in our lives and our culture. Already there are several posts that I’ve already published and can be assessed by clicking through the various topics below.
I decided to follow my grandfather’s footsteps, as he was the drummer in his band, called ‘The Knarks’. He used to be quite a big guy actually, until he followed this awesome diet called The Dukan Diet. And let me tell you, this diet WORKS! I have lost 15 pounds over the past five and a half months, and I feel great.
Anyways, back to topic. I miss hanging out with my grandfather, he was such an inspiration to me. He made me realize how important life really is, from when I was a little boy playing in my sand box, until now. He may not be around anymore, as he passed a few short months after he got diagnosed with Gynecomastia, but he is still, and always will be, my role model.
He used to do everything with me… bike riding, play at the playground, swimming, he taught me how to kick a ball, and shoot a puck. Every time I was at home with my parents, I wanted to just be with my grandfather. He was my best friend. Oh how I wish he was still around, he would have loved my music. It was a lot like his.