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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

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