Folk Music Listening Tracks


NINA SIMONE: Voice of a Revolution

Nina Simone curated songs like “Young, Gifted and Black”, “Four Women”, “Mississippi Goddamn” and others because of her passions to address oppressions and racism that

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All Music is Folk Music

All Music is Folk Music Present day folk music often features songs performed by white musicians. This was not always the case. Folk music originated

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone Early Life, Career, and Death Eunice Kathleen Waymon, also known as Nina Simone, was born on February 21, 1933 in Carry-le-Rouet, France to

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Tracy Chapman: Music Activist

Tracy Chapman was a revolutionary black woman who used her music to express social and political discontent and promote activism, especially for black women. Her

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Folk Music

What does Folk Music consist of? Folk music utilizes the drums, xylophone (also known as the balafo or balaphon), quills (a form of panpipes), horns

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Folk Music – Ava Malloy

Folk music originated in the 1600s and features the uses of instruments like the banjo, fiddle, drums, rhythm bones, and the djembe. Other forms of

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Tracy Chapman I’ll always remember the first time I ever heard “Fast Car.” I was about ten years old. My grandma and I had just

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WTF: What the Folk?

WTF: What the Folk? Thesis: Folk music is the advent of music expressed for and by black people in America. (W)hat is folk Music? Folk

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