OLLI Shares - AU - The Instruments of Folk and Roots Music

Dates: January 16 - February 27, 2024

Meets: Tu from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Zoom Online Session

No Fee: $0.00

Please note: this course requires membership in *OLLI Membership Dues 2023-2024 and 2024 OLLI Winter Term

This class explores the origins and evolution of American folk and roots music. African-American folk music is incorporated, and its commercial separation from Anglo-American folk music is discussed. Special attention is given to the folk music of Alabama. An overview of the structure and composition of traditional folk, roots, and blues music and the (mostly) stringed instruments used to play them is provided. The classification, meaning, and historical background of numerous 20th-century folk, roots, and blues songs are explored in a structured manner. The impact of various folk, roots, and blues musicians on contemporary music and culture is assessed. This is the course's ninth term, with completely new material each term. Hear a wide variety of music, including old favorites and lesser-known contemporary songs that you will find equally enjoyable. If you would like more information, please email [email protected]
Fee: $0.00

Zoom Online Session


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