1 edition of American musical traditions found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references, discographies, videographies, and index
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 125 p. :|
|Number of Pages||87|
|v. 1. Native American music v. 2. African American music v. 3. British Isles music v. 4. European American music v. 5 Latino American & Asian American music|
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It is no wonder that nostalgia has a strong grip on the cultural pursuits of immigrants. Largely based on the pentatonic scale, American musical traditions folk music is different from western traditional music, paying more attention to the form expression as well. The most popular styles included the, and.
Lehigh University Press; Bethlehem, Pa. " And then along came the most famous of them all, Louis Armstrong, who had this to say in his autobiography, "The first great jazz orchestra was formed in New Orleans by a cornet player named Dominic James LaRocca. Freedom Singers for example, immediately calls to mind the important role that music played in lifting the spirits of activists during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The editors have"selected representative communities and musical genres to give anidea of the range of traditional music in the United States.
Large Creole bands that played for funerals and parades became a major basis for early jazz, which spread from New Orleans to Chicago and other northern urban centers.
Although the new Hollywood moguls sought to create movies that appealed to mass audiences and ignored any hint of ethnicity or religion, their presence may have minimized traditional prejudices and discrimination in hiring. " The Civil War, and the period following it, saw a general flowering ofand music. Explore a selection of the Smithsonian's wide range of collections preserving the material history of African American musical history.
Musicians also addressed social issues through their work.