Let’s Talk About Black Folk

Let’s Talk About Black Folk Lila Gilliam Folk is a genre of music often characterized by its lineage of an oral tradition over many generations. In African Diasporic cultures, Folk music originated in African communities as a means to tell stories, express emotion, and convey messages to the community. As Africans were enslaved and brought […]

How To Steal a Genre for Dummies :African American Folk Music

“Now that you have complete control of the creators (therefore knowing where it originated from), have studied the elements, and made the genre hard to express as one’s own you are on your way to effectively stealing a genre. What comes next is making a profit off of the stolen goods.”