It is said that women forgive and men forget. That is probably one of the reasons why women have played a more important role in passing songs on from one generation to another. Thus, traditions have always been tied to strong gender roles. This has created a passion which motivates people to search for the source of new life and preserve your own.
The contemporary world which worships hastiness and superficiality, forces rituals to the background and the fact that the physical force of men is no longer the most important aspect of the continuation of life has led to the homogenization of gender roles. In light of this, the next Viljandi Folk Music Festival tries to emphasise that we do still need the feminine touch and attitude but we also cannot do without the male point of view and their way of expressing emotions both in music and in our everyday life.
The next festival is titled "MAN`S SONG". We will emphasise male songs, which are the affair of honour for men and which motivate both themselves and women and children.