Innovation Showcase 2014 / A Folk Way
A Folk Way
“A Folk Way” looks at the conventional NYC cultural topic of folk music from a modern perspective. The folk music of 1960s Greenwich Village is considered lost – and folk music itself no longer has a fixed definition. Most people today understand it simply as music played with acoustic instruments.
Our video redefines folk music as a diverse form of music – and the form of folk popular in the 1960s – as alive and flourishing in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Our video gives the music’s talented practitioners their first major platform for extending their music to a wider audience.