The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #81179   Message #1498873
Posted By: Azizi
03-Jun-05 - 12:30 AM
Thread Name: African American Secular Folk Songs
Subject: RE: African American Secular Folk Songs
GUEST,Banjo Rick:

Your voice is needed here.

I have been unable to figure out why there are no other regular posters on Mudcat besides me who acknowledge any African American descent.

I visited Mudcat 10 months ago. A member of this community publicly responded to my initial post and encourgaed me to join.

I extend that same encouragement to you.

Mudcat has a rich resource of information on African American music including blues, spirituals, secular slave songs, children's rhymes and more. It also has a large body of archived information and songs on other folk cultures and music.

I love sharing information about my culture and learning about other people's culture. I have enjoyed the witty give and take exchange of posting to both the music threads and the BS threads. {I'm sure you can guess what BS means but it is often a misnomer since so many of those threads are about serious topics}.

Mudcat membership is free. All you have to do is click on the word "Membership" to the far right above the thread name and follow the easy instructions.

So Banjo Rick, I hope that you join this online community.

If not, I hope that you post regularly.

And by the way, because you are African American, I don't expect that we would agree on anything or everything.

That is not the point.

We need more diversity here. Your joining would add to that.

I'm hoping to see you around the neighborhood.