A history of folk music festivals in the United States : feasts of musical celebration

by Cohen, Ronald D., 1940-

Format: Print Book 2008
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML35.C65 2008
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Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML35.C65 2008
In A History of Folk Music Festivals in the United States: Feasts of Musical Celebration, Ronald D. Cohen presents a comprehensive narration of folk music festivals in America, providing details on events both large and small from the 19th century to the present. Cohen discusses events like the Newport, Philadelphia, University of Chicago, and National Folk Festivals, describing and analyzing long-running as well as short-lived festivals throughout the country and covering a dizzying array of musical styles, including blues, Cajun, Irish, klezmer, women's, bluegrass, gospel, country, singer-songwriters, and world. Cohen draws on a wide range of primary and secondary sources to create a detailed description of these exciting "feasts of musical celebration," capturing the nature and variety of the festivals and fully expressing this vital part of the development of folk music. Studying these events brings a truly national perspective to our understanding of folk music and provides important insights into their social, cultural, musical, and even political contexts. This account of folk music festivals in America is vital to folklorists, ethnomusicologists, U.S. historians, and readers with an interest in folk music and its history.
The 1950s
The 1960s
The Smithsonian festival of American folklife and others

Additional Information
Series American folk music and musicians ; no. 11.
Subjects Folk music festivals -- United States -- History.
Publisher Lanham, Md. :Scarecrow Press,2008
Language English
Description xv, 155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780810862029 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0810862026 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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