Folk Music in the United States: An Introduction

Folk Music in the United States: An Introduction

by Bruno Nettl
     
 

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Folk Music in the United States gives readers a broad overview of many kinds of folk music found in this country, from the songs of rural Appalachia an d New England through the indigenous music of the American Indians and the African music brought by slaves, to the folk songs of European minorities. It traces the way folk music lives in the modern city, in the

Overview

Folk Music in the United States gives readers a broad overview of many kinds of folk music found in this country, from the songs of rural Appalachia an d New England through the indigenous music of the American Indians and the African music brought by slaves, to the folk songs of European minorities. It traces the way folk music lives in the modern city, in the academic world, and in the contemporary music of American composers.
The book introduces readers to the study of folk music as a kind of music and as an aspect of human culture. It uses music as an index to understanding American culture while it introduces readers to various concepts in the field of ethnomusicology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814337578
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1976
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
188
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Kawita Kandpal is the author of numerous poems that have appeared in such journals as TriQuarterly and Puerto del Sol. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing Program at Bowling Green State University and lives in Detroit.

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