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Thread #79898 Message #2758406
Posted By: Janie
02-Nov-09 - 10:27 PM
Thread Name: Folkviews/Blues,Cowboy Poets,more
Subject: RE: Folkviews/Blues,Cowboy Poets,more
I just discovered folkstreams.net evening, thanks to a link hg posted to facebook. Lots of documentary films about the "musics of the people."
Just watched "A Singing Stream:A Black FAmily Chronicle" about a family a couple of counties over from me that shares their wonderful music and family tradition of singing (I enjoyed the informal singing at the family reunion and on the matriarch's porch as much as anything). It also reflects the effects of discrimination, and of the civil rights movement on a rural African-American family over several generations.
From another comment to her link, sounds like the site may have expanded a good bit, so thought it worth refreshing this thread, just in case I am not the only late comer to this resource.