20 Facts About Black Folk Music

One element of Folk music is storytelling   uses storytelling to express frustration and empower. Another element of Folk music is Call and response were often purposed for spreading information or news on slave plantations, or to pass the time during the work day. Black folk music resulted from Transatlantic Slave Trade Started in 1619 The Pattin’ […]

Elements of folk music

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20 Interesting Elements About Folk Music

/*! elementor – v3.10.2 – 29-01-2023 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} 20 Interesting Elements About Folk Music Folk music is one of the earliest, emotion-filled music of Black people. This genre features instruments like the banjo, congas, and even the djembe. The music in this genre also focuses on polyrhythmic beats: poly […]

Elements of Folk Music

/*! elementor – v3.10.2 – 29-01-2023 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} What is Folk Music? /*! elementor – v3.10.2 – 29-01-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Folk music was originally created by African slaves when first being taken to the New World from Africa. It was used as a way for […]

A Look At African American Folk Music

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Twenty Folk Music Facts

Originated as early as the 19th century Characteristics to describe folk music are polyrhythm, call & response, and instruments  Some instruments used in folk music are fiddle, banjo, tambourine, etc.  Used to give slaves sense of community  Influences other genres of music Lift Every Voice and Sing is a popular folk song  Ballards are influenced […]

Odetta Holmes: Queen of American Folk

As a staple of African music traditions, folk music has left a lasting legacy on not only various genres, but has produced one of the worlds greatest artists in Odetta Holmes. Born on December 31, 1930, Odetta, began her muscial journey at the tender age of 13 by studying classical music. Her professional journey began […]

20 Facts about Folk Music

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Odetta: “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement.”

Odetta Holmes was a highly influential African American folk artist throughout her career and the Civil Rights Movement. /*! elementor – v3.10.2 – 29-01-2023 */ .elementor-widget-divider{–divider-border-style:none;–divider-border-width:1px;–divider-color:#2c2c2c;–divider-icon-size:20px;–divider-element-spacing:10px;–divider-pattern-height:24px;–divider-pattern-size:20px;–divider-pattern-url:none;–divider-pattern-repeat:repeat-x}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider{display:flex}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{font-size:15px;line-height:1;max-width:95%}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__element{margin:0 var(–divider-element-spacing);flex-shrink:0}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-icon{font-size:var(–divider-icon-size)}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider-separator{display:flex;margin:0;direction:ltr}.elementor-widget-divider–view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider–view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator{align-items:center}.elementor-widget-divider–view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider–view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider–view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider–view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:before{display:block;content:””;border-bottom:0;flex-grow:1;border-top:var(–divider-border-width) var(–divider-border-style) var(–divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider–element-align-left .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider–element-align-left .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider–element-align-left .elementor-divider__element{margin-left:0}.elementor-widget-divider–element-align-right .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider–element-align-right .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider–element-align-right .elementor-divider__element{margin-right:0}.elementor-widget-divider:not(.elementor-widget-divider–view-line_text):not(.elementor-widget-divider–view-line_icon) .elementor-divider-separator{border-top:var(–divider-border-width) var(–divider-border-style) var(–divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider–separator-type-pattern{–divider-border-style:none}.elementor-widget-divider–separator-type-pattern.elementor-widget-divider–view-line .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider–separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider–view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider–separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider–view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider–separator-type-pattern:not([class*=elementor-widget-divider–view]) .elementor-divider-separator{width:100%;min-height:var(–divider-pattern-height);-webkit-mask-size:var(–divider-pattern-size) […]

20 Facts About Folk Music

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20 Facts: African American Folk Music

The first type of African American music was folk, which was developed by slaves transported from West Africa to the New World. It has influenced contemporary back music with its distinctive instruments, rhythmic structure, and other features.

1.The banza is a guitar-like instrument with four to six strings, often known as the banjo. It has been used in many African dances and is one of the oldest African instruments.

2.The djembe is a type of drum that originated in West Africa. At the middle of the circle, women would take turns singing, clapping, and dancing to the music as the spirit moved them.

3. Similar to a xylophone in sound, the balafon is a sort of tuned percussion instrument. Two cushioned sticks are used to strike the tuned keys while playing the instrument. In Africa, it has been practiced since the 12th century.

4.Patting Juba: A complicated, quick rhythmic accompaniment to dance that combines simple hand clapping with slapping of the legs and torso.

5.Quills are an uncommon panpipe-family instrument from the American South. It is a group of at least two to eight cane pipes.

6.Work songs were sung by groups of laborers in the fields. When hoeing, planting, harvesting, picking cotton, etc., these tunes could be played.

6.The group would answer when the leader called or sang a line. Many slaves maintained their pace in this way.

7.A lone worker in the fields sings a little song known as a “field holler” or “field cry.” It had several uses, such as labour songs. They served as means of expressing and conveying various emotions.

8.The musical landscape of America has greatly benefited from the influence of African American folk music.

9.call and response

10.rhythm: syncopation, concrescence, tension, improvisation, percussion, and swung notes

11.Texture: antiphony, homophony, polyphony, heterophony

12. Harmony: vernacular progressions; complex multi-part harmony, as in spirituals and barbershop music

13.The phrase “folk music” and words that represent it in other languages refer to a wide variety of musical genres; the meaning of the term changes depending on the region of the world, socioeconomic class, and historical
era.

14.The core traditions of folk music are passed down orally or auraly, which means that learning them requires listening rather than reading lyrics or music.

15.The idea is applicable to societies where a smaller social, economic, and intellectual elite maintains an urban, technically more advanced musical legacy for and in cities, courts, or urbanized cultures.

16. In general, “folk music” refers to music that many people can comprehend and identify with, especially those from lower socioeconomic groups.

17.Folk groups valued specialists—instrumentalists and singers of narratives—over amateurs historically because some folk songs were literally well-known to all members of a community.

18. Folk music as it is thought to have existed in the past can be addressed independently from revivals such as those of 19th-century European nationalism and the revivals of the 20th century, just before and after World War II, that were driven by political agendas.

19.Since the origin of a folk song is rarely known outside of the community, it was formerly thought that one of the main criteria for identifying folk music was how anonymous the writing process was.

20.However, it is now obvious that folk songs and other compositions are the result of individual invention, whether by villagers or by professional or church musicians whose work is somehow incorporated into the folk culture.

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America’s roots music is utterly filled with the impact of the African-American community, from the blues to zydeco, and from jazz to hip-hop, through slave-era spirituals about struggle and self-empowerment, to the progenitors of rock and roll. A better way to commemorate Black Past Month than by listening to the amazing music that African-American musicians […]

20 Folk Music Facts

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20 Facts About Folk Music

20 quick facts about folk music! Instruments used  The djembe, an African drum that has 3 different sounds bass, tone, and slap. Banjo The Kora Fiddle Bongo Rhythm bones Basic Facts Some forms of folk music use ham-boning. Folk music influenced change during the civil rights movement. Stems from negro spirituals. Folk music originated in […]

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