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  • Identifiable As The Traditional Rajasthani Folk Music
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    The Musical world of Rajasthan " Rajasthan exhibits the sole example in the history of mankind of a people withstanding every outrage barbarity can inflict or human nature sustain, and bent to the earth, yet rising buoyant from the pressure and making calamity a whetstone to courage " Of the immensely beautiful states of India, each unique in its ethnicity and traditions, Rajasthan is probably the most mystically intriguing of all. The dullness of the desert, in contrast to the rich and colorful...
  • Choral Development Of Negro Folk Song
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    Negro Spirituals Spirituals, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The African-American spiritual, characterized by syncopation, poly rhythmic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply emotional song. Spirituals are really the most characteristic product of the race genius as yet in America. But the very elements which make them uniquely expressive of the Negro make...
  • British Folk Music Researchers
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    Is Ethnomusicology Relevant to the Study of British Folk Music Some thoughts and key references Ethnomusicology has an image problem. Insofar as anyone has heard of ethnomusicologists at all, there is a fairly common feeling (and not unjustified, bearing in mind what ethnomusicologists collectively seem to do) that ethnomusicology is, exclusively, the study of non-Western musics. Actually, this isn't so. Ethnomusicologists study Western traditions also, albeit not in huge numbers in Britain but ...
  • Two Of My Preferred Music Styles
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    Music is the way we speak, who we are, where we came from, what we feel, the things we remember, and music often communicates the things we are unable to. I have an extensive group of friends. The biggest difficulty Ive noticed about this is our music tastes. Riding in the car is often like attending a court hearing over control over the c. d. player. The most common debate is usually rock versus folk. Rock and folk are two of my preferred music styles. When Im experiencing an intense emotion, t...
  • Music In The Freedom Songs
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    The 50's and 60's were a time of a nation torn by conflicts: the war in Vietnam and a racial war raging sometimes in the streets. Music played a large role in both of these conflicts. The musical expression of this era allowed an individual voice to speak out, often on issues that challenged the status quo. For people of all colors committed to racial justice, the 60's were a time of hope. They said you could hear it in the music: in the freedom songs that dominated marches throughout the south....
  • Very Famous Musical Called West Side Story
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    By Bernstein Leonard Bernstein By Amy Lyn Walker Leonard Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He's family emigrated to the United States. They were Russian Jews. As a young child, Leonard learned to play the piano and he attended Harvard University. He attended courses and lectures held by Edward Burl ingham Hill, Water Piston, and Arthur Tillman n Merritt. He received his diploma in 1939. He studied under Isabella Vengerova, a talented piano player at the Curtis Ins...

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