Folklore | American Vernacular Music
F625 | 2561 | Burdette


This course will bridge the work of folklore and
ethnomusicology as we examine music-making in North America
regionally.
We will study the stylistic trajectories of these musics and explore
the development of new syncretic styles as these regional musics met
with mass mediums of distribution.  We will also discuss issues of
ethnicity, community, style, genre, and revival.  Some of the
regionally inflected genres we will examine include string band
music, bluegrass, blues, polka, shape-note singing, Cajun, zydeco and
Tex-Mex.