20 Facts About Folk Music

20 quick facts about folk music!

Instruments used 

  1. The djembe, an African drum that has 3 different sounds bass, tone, and slap.
  2. Banjo
  3. The Kora
  4. Fiddle
  5. Bongo
  6. Rhythm bones

Basic Facts

  1. Some forms of folk music use ham-boning.
  2. Folk music influenced change during the civil rights movement.
  3. Stems from negro spirituals.
  4. Folk music originated in Africa.
  5. Folk music poured into and influenced Neo-soul.

Some Folk artists

  1. Nina Simone
  2. Tracy Chapman
  3. Odetta 
  4. The Kingston trio
  5. Lead belly
  6. Elizabeth Cotten
  7. Rhiannon Giddens
  8. Paul Robeson
  9. The Jolly Boys

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