Folk Music Week 7

Folk Music Week 7 - 5) Powwow- a traditional Native...

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Folk Music Week 7 Definitions 1) Badkhn- Klezmer performer who is a singer, poet, or social commentator who vocalized about the hot topics of the day. They began to serve as purveyors of news and information. Many performed as comedians, performing satirized bits much like today’s late night talk show hosts. 2) Cajun- term used to describe the Franco-American Arcadians in southern Louisiana. Cajun music has roots in waltzes, two-steps, and ballads. It is an upbeat, danceable music with snappy melodic phrases, usually accompanied by an accordion. 3) Creolization- a term used to describe developmental process that generates hybrid musical communities/genres/ethnic groups out of the combination of Old World and New World musical traditions. 4) Klezmer- instrumental dance music brought to the United Stated by eastern Europeans, the groups generally played usually played in small instrumental ensembles performing music for waltzes, horas, polkas, and mazurkas.
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Unformatted text preview: 5) Powwow- a traditional Native American ceremony featuring music, dance, food, and sometimes gifts. 6) Peyote- a hallucinogenic cactus ingested by certain Native American tribes during a religious or spiritual ceremony in which one reflects on personal spiritual matters. 7) Swamp pop- term coined in 1960’s, came from the word “swamp popper”. Describes the British pop-like genre that grew out of the American R&B, and rock-a-billy styles from the 40’ s-60, but also had undertones of Cajun and zydeco music. 8) Vocables- non-lexical syllables like “hey”, “hi”, “weh”, “yo”, and so forth. 9) Falsetto- a method used singers in Native American tribes to sing in a very high pitch, sometimes used to enhance the intensity of the music. 10) Zydeco- unique regional music closely related to Cajun music and is most simply described as creolized African American music....
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course MUS 107 taught by Professor Carr during the Spring '08 term at Portland CC.

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