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    American Folk Music

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    Music and the Music; an art form that when examined on the surface may appear as a luxury for the masses but an in-depth inspection can conclude that under the exterior these art forms held a much stronger message of activism and social justice. Whether it is the invention of the politically voiced folk music, sexually proactive Rock and Roll, or the challenging voices of soul; the profound impact on cultural norms provided by music is that it allowed people to discuss their dissatisfaction with

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    means such as stories and music. Music especially played a role in the passing down of history because it was easy to remember things to the beat of a song. The reason why so many people remember the lyrics to a song rather than what they studied for a history exam they have coming up is because our brain can connect the lyrics to the beat which makes it easier to remember. One form of song which can play a huge role in a society’s history and culture is folk music. Folk music defines the culture of

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    the articles about folk music as well as articles about the famous folk singer, Odetta Holmes, I have learned that, folk music is music with lyrics that contain social issues, economic issues, hardships as well as relationship difficulties. Folk music is traditionally played with no more than a acoustic guitar or banjo. I have also learned that folk music has been around for a very long time and is, perhaps, the very first genre of music that started all around the world. Folk music is basically the

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    Response Paper #4 The folk music of the Civil Rights Movement “came out of tradition, common experience, and generations of resistance” (Dunaway 2010: 140). The songs used throughout the movement derived from the shared experiences and struggles of African Americans while connecting “the gentle, idealistic world of folk music and the integrationist world of civil rights” (Dunaway 2010: 145). Songs, such as “We Shall Overcome”, were put through the folk process, where a song is passed on and alterations

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    Chilean Folk Music

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    Chilean Folk Music There are four main types of folk music in Chile they are: -Northern Chile, Musica Andina -Central Chile -Mapuche Music -Chiole Music Each type or sub-genre of music has a quite distinct sound and can be related to the racial groups of these areas and to the history of Chile. Racial History of Chile The history of Chile is varied as it has influenced greatly the course of folk music in these four main areas. The history is marked by the following major events:

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    Simon and Garfunkel was a folk-rock duo that was a part of the 1960’s folk revival. Their music evokes certain elements from the folk tradition, including the use of the strophic form and certain themes, such as family, love, and loss. These themes were very important to the folk tradition because it was the reason and rhyme behind these songs. As a short example, the song called, The Boxer, released in 1969, stands out as an allegory for Paul Simon’s life. (Enders, 379) However, the element that

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    American Folk Music Revival of the 1960s The 1960s is considered to be one of the worst decade in American and world history. The whole world was going through adversities, with wars taking place in several countries, civil rights protests taking place in southern states, and a president assassination taking place in Dallas, Texas. While the world was facing these tragic, horrifying events, the music world was developing a new type of music genre: folk music. Music artists from the American Folk Music

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    American Folk Music, in 1985 he said: “The thing about rock'n'roll is that for me anyway it wasn't enough ... There were great catch-phrases and driving pulse rhythms ... but the songs weren't serious or didn't reflect life in a realistic way. I knew that when I got into folk music, it was more of a serious type of thing. The songs are filled with more despair, more sadness, more triumph, more faith in the supernatural, much deeper feelings” (Bob Dylan, 1985) In the pursuit of American Folk music

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    Folk Rock music is my favorite genre to listen to, such as the Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, and Judah and the Lion. Folk Rock music is a blend between folk music that is blended with rock and pop; it was created in the 1960’s when it started out with two different artists, Bob Dylan & the Band, and the Byrd’s. The folk revival of the 1960s is often the starting point of fascination with the style for many contemporary folk fans. One big effect of the '60s folk revival was that it marked the beginning

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    The folk music revival of the 1930’s-60’s was one of the most formative movements of the 20th century. Led by the likes of Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives, the genre originally served the revolutionary purpose of giving voice to those unsatisfied with the social conventions in which society confined them. But it wasn’t long before the movement transcended itself, the music gaining traction in the 1950’s when the leftist messages of folk music reached an audience beyond the scope of the demographic for

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