Tastes are different just as people are. Judging the taste for music of the people around us is useless because they all differ. Hearing has many perceptive values. We can hear a step, a kiss on the cheek, a piano note, etc.
To understand other people’s taste in music means understanding those people and it means devotion towards the music in general. What does music mean? Well, we could define it as a symmetrical arrangement of interdependent sounds. From here to determining to which gender a particular song belongs to, is not a long way.
Romanians like to listen to all kinds of music. There are many influences in Romanian music, as there are all over the world. Romanians produce music, and they listen to it. Like any other art, Romanian popular music has many fans.
There are all types of disputes for tastes, as in any art so it does not really matter who says what about the genders. Culturally speaking, Romania has built its values in time and nowadays, depending on the values of each individual, there are different types of music they listen to. However, there is one particular gender, which can be categorized as Romanian popular music and that is folk music.
As any country with a rich and traditions full past, folk Romanian music seems to be the most colourful and pleasant music to the ears all over the world. They have all kind of typical genders like the “hora”, and many others very “tasted” genders. People who have visited Romania or have had contact with the music that Romanians listen to, especially folk music, have a good opinion about it.
Popular Romanian music means in the first place, traditional music. There is nobody, who was born and lived there with the traditions, who do not appreciate a good “doina” and the love lyrics in it. This is how Romanians think, this is what Romanians feel and that is how they have been raised. No matter what other taste in music a Romanian person has, they all enjoy the traditional music.
Therefore, if there is a place, where more people gather and most of them are Romanians with different tastes in music, there is one particular gender, which will absolutely unite and make them feel good, and that is the folk Romanian music.
That is considered popular music, no matter where Romanians are found. Many of them work abroad, and they have adjusted to the environment they live in, and also they raise their children with the traditions of the place they adjusted to. Nevertheless, that is not a reason not to teach their young the values of the Romanian folk music.
So, no matter where Romanians are, popular music is considered to be the music that each individual or group likes. Americans have their country music, the jeans, the rock and roll, the hot dogs, etc. It is very easy to deduce the influences, which now help genders develop. People will always sing rock and roll and country music as well as listen to it in the United States, as the traditional Romanian folk music will be listened and sung in Romania.
by Peter Finch