Campfire Songs, Ballads, and Lullabies: Folk Music
by Gus Snedeker
You may turn on the CD player or the radio when you want to hear music--but once, in the days before modern technology, music was enjoyed whenever groups of people got together. You probably know some folk songs, a song that was passed along from person to person.
* types of folk songs
* folk instruments
* folk music's European and African roots
* Cajun music
* the music of Appalachia
* Hispanic music
* today's folk music
Modern music--Rock, Country, R&B, and more--is rooted deep in North America's musical folklore. And folk music is still alive and well today.
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