Folk music has a broad history and hosts a wide rage of sounds an instruments. From songs of the Civil Rights era to gospel music, the aspects of folk music can be found in the music of many popular artists. Some of the more recognizable sounds within folk songs include the harmonica, the banjo, the accordion, and the guitar. Some of influential African – American artists in the folk genre include Ma Rainey, Elizabeth Cotten, and Richie Havens. Folk music went on to influence later genres like Bluegrass and R&B. The Folk genre has uplifting and acoustic tone to the music as well as different harmonies within several voices.

Kelsey Wardlaw and Alexis Eichelberger

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Kelsey Wardlaw – IME

My name is Kelsey Wardlaw and I am a Sophomore music and Spanish double major form Charlotte, North Carolina. I have been playing the flute

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A Discourse on Ragtime

Emerging around 1897, Ragtime followed the followed the Jazz genre leading into the 20th century. It incorporated Jazz characteristics with syncopated rhythms into mainly piano

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My Last Words

Dr. Johnson, Thank you so much for this semester. I learned so much about our people’s history and how everything that has happened to us

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