Folk

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Infobase Publishing, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 305 pages
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The traditional songs, dances, and legends of ordinary people in the United States have long served as a means of communication and a source of entertainment. Each group brought its unique song and dance music to America: The Irish brought jigs and reels, the African-American slaves work and dance songs, Hispanics their corridos and polkas, Cajuns their waltzes and two-steps. The interaction between these groups created the many rich hybrids that are American folk music.
 

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Contents

Appendixes
221
Further Reading and Resources
249
Glossary of Music Terms
253
Editorial Board of Advisers
261
Index
263
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About the author (2005)

Richard Carlin is the author of several books on folk, country, and traditional music. He worked for Folkways Records as an independent producer from 1975 to 1980, and is currently Executive Editor for Music at Pearson Prentice Hall. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.