Location: CPMC 145 (Music Building)
Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Seminar will meet April 11, 18, 25: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Until recently folk songs were anonymous songs transmitted by oral tradition. We will listen to and discuss historical American folk songs to explore the effect of this oralist culture on folk songs. Then we’ll discuss how urbanization, recording, broadcasting, copyrights, and the internet are changing the nature of folk music today.