Intellectual protest or mass entertainment?
The publication presents the first whole processing of a hitherto little-known area of our history – Czechoslovak folk music of the 1970s and 1980s. Century. Since folk music at this time oscillated between permitted, suffered and forbidden art, it can show the limits of the normalization system itself. This is custom withthe mind of the text, which is exposed to the connection of chronological chapters with thematic microprobes (Section of Young Music, Folk Lipnice, Saffron, etc.). The text draws on many types of accumulated sources (archival documents, interviews, recordings of songs, period fiction and periodicals, etc.), the vast majority of unpublished ones, which it undergoes critical analysis.