My take on Folk Music, specifically in the African culture, I used to think about a black man holding a banjo and singing what I would considered American Folk. After reading the chapter on Secular Folk Music, I discovered that when the enslaved Africans were brought here against their will, their culture was stripped from them. The enslaved Africans were able to preserve the culture that they were able to through their spiritual guidance. It helps me relate to the present day when we all have the same idea of our rhythms and feelings within our culture. The dispersal of the enslaved did not stop our people from having similar styles of music.