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Scott Alarik Discovering Folk Music wksh

Desert Dancer 03 Apr 13 - 01:38 PM
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Subject: Scott Alarik Discovering Folk Music wksh
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 03 Apr 13 - 01:38 PM

Scott Alarik, author of "Revival: A Folk Music Novel" (see the Mudcat thread) and long-time Boston-based writer/critic and performer says,
Since Revival was released, I've started hosting musical workshops much like the ones Nathan Warren does in the novel. On Thursday, April 11tth, 8 PM, I'll present Discovering Folk Music at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle St., in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. ( , 617-547-6789).

What does the term folk music mean today? What connects the blues guitarist to the Irish fiddler, the urban songwriter to the Cajun band, the folk-rocker to the cowboy singer? How were folk songs used in the lives of ordinary people, from work to romance, politics, birth, death, and the changing seasons? What secrets are hidden in our best-loved songs? And how did all this become the folk music we know today?

"Using live, recorded, and archival music, sprinkled with a lifetime of colorful tales about folk music, the instructor takes us on a vibrant journey down the tributaries of tradition, to see how they shape the modern musical landscape. "

Sounds fun, if you're in the area and don't already know it all. ;-)

~ Becky in Tucson

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