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The New 76ers

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The New 76ers

The New 76ers are a folk band from Tallahassee, Florida. Members include Danny (Mandolin), Kelly (Guitar) and Brian (Bass).

American Roots Music The term American Roots Music, or folk music, is considered traditional American music either because it was native to America, or because people who emigrated from other places like Europe or Africa invented it here. It is called “Roots� music because it was the foundation of later American musical styles like Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, and Jazz. In the 1900s, researchers began traveling around the United States recording and collecting songs. They believed folk music acts as a window into the lives and cultures of Americans with different backgrounds. Before recordings, this music lived on by being passed down from generation to generation by groups of musicians who would sing and learn the songs together.

Set List “I Know You Rider” “That Ain’t No Way For Me to Get Along” “Wayfaring Stranger” “I’ll Fly Away” “Do Re Mi” by Woody Guthrie “I Shall Not Be Moved” (hymn) “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara “What the Wind Said”

Protest Songs A protest song is connected to a movement for social change. The song’s purpose is to create a sense of unity in a movement. Protest songs in America date all the way back to the Colonial period and the Revolutionary War. Protest song themes are a way for artists to describe how they feel about what’s going on in their world. Many of the songs are about equality, freedom, justice or injustice, empowering people to change.

Vocabulary Terms An acoustic guitar produces sound that is not amplified. Amplify means to make louder. A banjo is a musical instrument with a drum-like body, a long neck, and usually four or five strings. Bluegrass music is a kind of country music influenced by jazz and blues, traditionally played on unamplified stringed instruments such as a banjo, fiddle, or guitar. Blues music is of black American folk origin developed in the Southeastern United States toward the end of the 19th century. Folk music is the traditional music of the people in a country or region such as the Southeastern United States. Jazz music is of black American origin emerging at the beginning of the 20th century. Brass and woodwind instruments as well as piano are associated with this type of music. Lyric is the words of a song. A melody is a sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying. A theme is a prominent melody or group of notes in a musical composition.

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