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Encyclopedia > American roots music

American Roots Music is a multi-part documentary that explores the historical roots of American Roots music through footage and performances by the creators of the movement: Folk, Country, Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass, and many others. Notable musicians that appear in this documentary are BB King, Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, the Carter Family, Flaco Jimenez, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and many more.


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American folk music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
American folk music is a broad category of music including country music, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Tejano and Cajun and Native American music.
Roots musical forms reached their most expressive and varied forms in the first two to three decades of the 20th century.
American roots music was the subject of a documentary series on PBS in 2001.
PBS - American Roots Music : Into the Classroom - Historical Background (1897 words)
American roots music draws on the lived experience of ordinary men and women, who were and often still are defined and limited by cultural constructions of race, class and gender.
Musical cross-fertilization was also hastened by the development of communication technology such as the wax cylinder recorder, the phonograph, juke boxes, the motion picture camera and the radio, which spread regionally based music to broad audiences across the country.
The continuing popularity of roots music throughout the course of the 20th and into the 21st centuries is testimony to its appeal and vitality as a set of musical genres that speak to - and of - the human condition, through very different historical periods.
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