By Phil Jamison
These designated folks dances, Jamison argues, aren't the unaltered jigs and reels introduced through early British settlers, yet hybrids that built over the years via adopting and incorporating components from different well known varieties. He strains the varieties from their ecu, African American, and local American roots to the fashionable day. at the method he explores the robust impact of black tradition, exhibiting how practices comparable to calling dances in addition to particular different types of steps mixed with white eu kinds to create fairly "American" dances.
From cakewalks to clogging, and from the Shoo-fly Swing to the Virginia Reel, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics reinterprets an important point of Appalachian culture.
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Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance (Music in American Life) by Phil Jamison