06 Minstrelsy and early pop

06 Minstrelsy and early pop - Music in America Dr. Andrew...

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Unformatted text preview: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell James Madison University Development of Popular Culture  Europe: two-tier system of culture u Folk Culture u High Culture u A third category: Popular culture u audiences Categories of Popular music in 19th Century America  Minstrelsy  Parlor songs  Military band music  Musical theater  Opera Mintrelsy Traveling blackface variety shows  Stereotype, caricature and parody  Increased awareness of African American folk forms  Most popular form of American entertainment from 1840-1900  Part of the fragmentation of American cultural expression Precursors  18th Century English Comic Theater  Negro songs  Blackface performers  Black man portrayed as tragic or pitiful figure  But 19th century portrayals were far less sympathetic The origin story goes  Thomas Daddy Rice  Observes a black stage hand singing and dancing...
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