Although, this post was very insightful on Folk music it could be improved upon. Stating that “selfishness” was the reason Africans were stripped of their identity is small scale. Africans specifically from West Africa were used for production and cheap labor. The inferiority of Africans that was used to justify slavery was created as a scape goat. Also stating that they were “beat until they came up with something new “could have been stated more clearly and applies more to the genre of Negro Spirituals. The information presented was insightful although it became repetitive at time. A question that I posed while reading this post was what people and genres did Folk influence? That statement needed to be clear and detailed.