The traditional songs, dances, and legends of ordinary people in the United States have long served as a means of communication and a source of entertainment. Each group brought its unique song and dance music to America: The Irish brought jigs and reels, the African-American slaves work and dance songs, Hispanics their corridors and polkas, Cajuns their waltzes and two-steps. The interaction between these groups created the many rich hybrids that are American folk music. Popular Music: Folk is an essential resource on this ...

Folk 2007, Checkmark Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780816073405

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Folk 2005, Facts on File, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780816053131