Digitizing Folk Music History: Class Notes, 5/5/11

The Folk Festival: History and Theory

  • Robert Cantwell, “Feasts of Unnaming: Folk Festivals and the Representation of Folk Life,” in If Beale Street Could Talk: Music, Community, Culture (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008), 71-110.
  • Helen Regis and Shana Walton, “Producing the Folk at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival,” Journal of American Folklore 121, 482 (Fall 2008): 400-440.
  • Optional: Posen, “On Folk Festivals and Kitchens,” TT, 127-136.

One word that has come up often that seems crucial for festivals: community.

What is community exactly as a concept for thinking about the folk revival?

Blackboard-Community-FestivalsWhat is community? (click for larger image.)


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