TRADITIONAL or MODERN SHANTIES?

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—In last 20 years in the Europe and USA – many young people started to create new way of thinking about SeaSongs and Shanties, so they became atractive for younger publicity.

 

 

 

—In many countries new a’cappella and instrumental maritime folk bands were founded. They and started to compose their own music based on traditional maritime folk music and they started to write own texts often inspired by the great marine writers such as Joseph Conrad, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway and own sailing experiences.

 

—The common denominator of this creation, is broadly understood POETRY OF THE SEA: sailing, trip, reaching a designated goal, common hard work, friendship, love, dreaming about safe harbor, longing for family and homecoming.