Folk Definitions Week 8

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Folk Definitions Week 8 1) Chicken scratch- also known as the Waila, is another form Hispanic-Anglo-native American music of the southwest region. Credit for this style is given to the Tohono O’odham Tribe. The chicken scratch features saxophone, accordion, and guitar (amplified, in today’s style). This music is a mix of country western music meets polka. 2) Conjunto- the most distinctive and best known form of Tex-Mex, also known as “musica norento.” Music has roots in northern Mexico, and can now be heard wherever Mexicans live. Ensembles consist of button accordion (German instrument), acoustic bass, and oversized 12-string guitar called bajo sexto. Throughout years many ensembles have altered instruments, and bajo saxto is lead, drums have been added, and many bands amplify their instruments. 3) Corridos- a popular Mexican-American form of song that tells a story much like a ballad. Used throughout Mexican history as a form of protest and form of expression for the oppressed, much like the folk ballad in America. These ballads help to restate the
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