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MUS 232 Appalachian Music and Dance 4cr

An introduction to traditional Southern Appalachian music and dance, tracing its historical development from Scotch-Irish and African folk roots to the present day. Topics include ballads and folk songs, sacred singing, dance music, early hillbilly recordings and radio, Bluegrass and early country music, buckdancing, clogging, square dancing, and the folk music revival. Resources will include readings, recordings, films, visits with local musicians and dancers, and field trips to regional music venues.