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Secular Folk Music

Africans were stripped of their culture when transported to America, using their secular music and dance. Music was a part of the daily life of Africans.

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The Infamous Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was born April 9, 1898 in Philadelphia, PA. His parents were escaped slaves and raised him to be the political activist and singer

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The Legend of Kora

THE LEGEND OF KORA: African String Instrument The Kora is known as one of the most complex string instruments. The instrument originates back in Africa

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FOLK LEGEND-ODETTA HOLMES

Folk Fairy, Blues Beast & Ballads Beauty – Odetta Holmes Early Life, Career & Death: Odetta Holmes was born on December 13, 1930 in Birmingham,

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The Legacy of Elizabeth Cotten

The Legacy ofElizabeth Cotten Introduction Folk music, like folk literature, is of oral tradition. Folk music is learned through listening rather than reading. The question

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Folk-ryin’ out loud

A look into the history of the Kora in Folk music and African American music The Kora is an instrument  used within Jali families of

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The Legend of Kora

THE LEGEND OF KORA: African String Instrument The Kora is known as one of the most complex string instruments. The instrument originates back in Africa

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FOLK LEGEND-ODETTA HOLMES

Folk Fairy, Blues Beast & Ballads Beauty – Odetta Holmes Early Life, Career & Death: Odetta Holmes was born on December 13, 1930 in Birmingham,

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