OLLI Shares - AU - Whatever Happened to Folk Music?

Dates: September 15 - November 3, 2020

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

Location: Zoom Online Session

No Fee: $0.00

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Please note: this course requires membership in *OLLI Membership Dues 2020-2021 and OLLI Fall Term

AU collaborative class

Class meets September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 (eight class meetings)

Mike Reinke, Instructor

Enrollment limited to fifteen students.

This class is a sequential, multi-term course, with slide-based presentations that will explore the origins and evolution of American folk and roots music. It will feature numerous audio (from my personal iTunes collection) and audiovisual (from YouTube video clips) examples of songs that range from centuries-old British ballads, to wildly popular songs during the so-called "folk music revival," to songs released in the last 10-20 years, best classified as "Americana." It will incorporate the folk music of Black Americans and discuss how this music was separated commercially from Anglo-American folk music.

*Mike Reinke grew up in the fifties and sixties during the peak of the folk music revival. While in retirement, he has developed a pronounced avocational interest in the history of American folk and roots music and in how this music has influenced American culture. He has been working on an OLLI course sequence on the subject for approximately two years.

Fee: $0.00

Zoom Online Session

Date Day Time Location
09/15/2020Tuesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
09/22/2020Tuesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
09/29/2020Tuesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
10/06/2020Tuesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
10/13/2020Tuesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
10/20/2020Tuesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
10/27/2020Tuesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
11/03/2020Tuesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session


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