Rakes and Revolutions
Broadsides and Banjos: The Folk Music Revival
A screening of several short films on the social adaptations of American Folk Music.
Discovering American Folk Music (1969)
Directed by Bernard Wilets, 22 min.
A brief review of the development of American folk music from its African and English roots, as demonstrated by tracing the history of one ballad from its original British version, through its journey across America.
This program is part of a new series, RHAPSODIC CITY: MUSIC OF NEW YORK devoted to exploring some of the unique musical stories of the 20th century.