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Brass Bands, Powwows, and Folk Festivals

Lecture no. 7 from the course: America's Musical Heritage

Brass Bands, Powwows, and Folk Festivals

Taught by Professor Anthony Seeger | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

How does music bring like-minded people together? In this lecture, turn to three traditions of voluntary, public music in America: brass bands, powwows, and folk music festivals. Learn how each tradition—despite their unique sounds and histories—offers fellowship, reinforces bonds, and helps foster a sense of communal history.