A Review of “Folk Music: Turn Up the Folk Music”


Jhanae Askew’s post is very informative of the origination of Folk Music. This post describes the social impact of Folk Music as it brings communities together and describes the rich nature in which Folk Music is present in African-Americans. The instruments found in Folk Music include the Djembe, Banjo, and the Patting Juba. Additionally, Askew provides insight of prominent artist, including Harry Belafonte, Elizabeth Cotton, and Ma Rainey.


This article provides critical information regarding the influence of Folk music, and its origin. The author writes about the elements of Folk music beautifully, however, it could be strengthened with supplemental videos to display its unique sound. 

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