Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Mark Slobin

By Mark Slobin

Once we consider folks track, such a lot people photo Pete Seeger making a song "This Land is My Land" or Joan Baez making a song "Barbara Allen." yet this stimulating Very brief creation throws open the doorways on a remarkably diversified musical style, in a wide-ranging portrait that is going a long way past America's beaches to debate people track of each attainable type and in each nook of the globe.

Written via award-winning musicologist Mark Slobin, this can be the 1st compact advent to folks track that gives a really international standpoint. Slobin bargains an awfully beneficiant portrait of folks track, one who embraces a Russian marriage ceremony close to the Arctic Circle, a gaggle track in a small rainforest village in Brazil, and an Uzbek dance music in Afghanistan. He seems to be intimately at 3 poignant songs from 3 broadly separated regions--northern Afghanistan, Jewish japanese Europe, and the Anglo-American world--with musical notation and lyrics incorporated. And he additionally describes the efforts of students who fanned out around the globe, to discover and rfile this ever-changing song.

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As the book promotion began in the winter of 1982 things looked very bleak. Most of the folks who interviewed me were shocked by my optimism, by my predictions of good times to come, and by my panning of the pessimists. The most notable experiences were on the Merv Griffin show, an interview by Dan Dorfman, and a never-to-be-forgotten radio talk show in Detroit. The talk show was supposed to last 30 minutes. It began with a brief introduction, my expression of extreme optimism that good times would come and rather quickly.

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