In the modern world and the fast pace of life we are living in, there is a big chance to forget and miss the core cultural beings of ourselves. This means being lost and lonely in the society despite all our success and achievements.
Once a community loses the bonding between generations and the bonding between themselves, you can no longer call it a community. Culture is the glue to shape a community and oral culture is the hidden treasure, the most important and the most fragile of them all.
Oral culture is passed through generations, heart to heart and the versions can vary vastly throughout a region or a nation itself.
Language, music, folk arts and crafts all land in this category for communities or nations with an older history.
Music as an example in eastern world has been thought heart to heart among generations. This, of course, doesn’t mean this music hasn’t been changed throughout decades but has been keeping the core of a nationality and the rest of the surface reflected the social environment throughout times.
The very understanding and differentiating between this core and the surface is the job of masters of this art, who have been learning a lifetime of lessons from their own masters and through stories, morals, songs, poems, riddles, arts and living with the master and in his/ her own presence.
As the communities modernise and the world becomes like a global village, people tend to surround themselves to lose their cultural characteristics in order to dissolve in the society and