Music is an integral part of every culture. It is the expression of the feeling of joy, sorrow, elation, tears, etc. it can tell tales and at the same time educate and entertain as well. One should we aware of the fact that music always comes from within. It can never be forced upon anyone. Communities all around the world have their own traditional culture and music that is followed in their regions.
There are very few music forms that is able to leave its own territories and reach to the people of the world. These are special styles of music that leaves a mark on the life of listeners.
Germany is one country that has unique traditions of music and dance in every region of the country. It has also influenced music in a big way is said to be one of the top ten music markets of the world. Today Germany has the third largest economy in the world but it started as tribes.
One such tribe is Swabia. Swabia is a historical and a linguistic region in Germany. Just like other regions of the country, Swabia also has a rich and exceptional cultural heritage.In the olden days when people used to do a lot of manual work out in the heat music was their only source of happiness. It helped in making work simpler and more interesting. This is true for Swabian music also.
The songs and words depicted their life’s and struggles, victories and losses. To many people in Swabian culture, music is an important part of their way of life. In Swabia, even today many people use music to energize themselves. However, there are some who enjoy music only for their relaxation and as per their satisfaction.
Swabian music is very melodious and harmonious. It is that music that will touch everyone’s heart and soul. It consists of songs of war front and immigration songs, democracy oriented and political music, chants and songs for marriages, festivals and even deaths. Swabian music is the life of the swabian people. Swabian folk songs have been presented by many popular acts like Saiten Fell and Firlefanz.
Swabian people put a lot of emphasis on educating their traditional music to their children.Great musicians and song writers have made this style of music known in other regions and countries. It is because of their great efforts and love for the music that today swabian music is popular and liked by many people. With the changing times, many developments have taken place in the swabian style of music.
The original folk form has been improvised time and again to suit the needs of the listeners. New age musicians have tried to combine various cultures to produce a new type of music. However, it is proud to know that the people of Swabia ensured that the original pieces of work are preserved in the memory of the performers and their songs and words are also stored.