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Chapter One: Learning to Listen
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written by John Minton; in 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008), 22-44
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written by John Minton; in 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008), 22-44
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37th Old Time Fiddler's Convention at Union Grove North Carolina
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- and Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins
First held in 1924 to help raise money for a public high school and to build community spirit, the Union Grove Convention is the oldest continuous festival of its kind in America. The tracks on this compilation were recorded at the Convention in 1961 and present virtuosic talent and deep repertoire.
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- and Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins
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Africa I Remember
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written by Paul Balmer, fl. 1997; produced by Paul Balmer, fl. 1997, Music on Earth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
Tunde Jegede, a black musician and composer, bridges two classical traditions. His instrument is the Kora, an African harp lute whose roots are in the court of 13th century Mali. First introduced to the Kora in Britain by a Senegalese musician, Tunde later studied in the Gambia where he found himself immersed in i...
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written by Paul Balmer, fl. 1997; produced by Paul Balmer, fl. 1997, Music on Earth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
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