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The Bukid Life from Juan to John: Folk culture in urbanization

In the romance novel Something Borrowed, most of the people celebrated the 4th of July by going out of New York City and travelling to the Hamptons where they would do all the partying and such. 1,587 more words


Without shame we bring forthwith
a bound and fruitful thing.

With smoke and sound
we address the sky,
with motion arouse the air.
With a cut true deep… 38 more words


Connecting With The Land: Human Connection to the Natural World as Expressed Through Different Genres of Representational Artwork

Author: Dan Brown Hozjan

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

Abstract: This article examines and deconstructs the connection to the land, landscape, and natural world expressed in different genres of representational artwork. 1,285 more words


Went Songs Went 'Viral' (in the 17th and 18th centuries)

People think that the idea of ‘hit’ songs is a twentieth-century phenomenon, but in the 17th and 18th centuries certain songs went ‘viral’. One of the most famous of these songs was called… 890 more words


Low Lily: Preserving Tradition

Francis James Child, the son of a sail maker, was born in Boston on February 1,1825.  Child attended public school for his primary and secondary education during which time his potential and intelligence was apparent enabling him to continue his education at Harvard – graduating first in his class in 1846 and thus beginning his academic career at Harvard. 338 more words

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Folk Music: In which a frog wants to marry a mouse

Folk Music “authentic” look at people’s hearts. Surrealism, subversive.

I had planned on penning a little discourse on folk music (“real” folk music, played by folks with no teeth and who cannot read music; “real” folk music sung while working in fields to pass the time, “real” folk music that…) and relate it to the Church, but instead I just want to enjoy the subtle subversive, surreal music that is American folk music, especially as curated by Harry Smith in the… 404 more words

More Short and Sweet Commentary from Roy Byer

Roy Byer was a cultural activist and archivist who passed away in 2014.

He was also one of the best commentators on Caribbean and Bajan culture I have ever come across. 243 more words