Black Folk Music video

Video title: Black Folk Music

Use this History of Music and American Folk Music video entitled Black Folk Music to study how African American and Black American music hes contributed to the evolution, development and history of American folk music.

Use this K12 history of music video to study and learn how Black Folk Music grew from the African musical heritage of the early slaves combined with the influence of the Protestant hymns. Discover how Black folk music has evolved and given rise to other popular styles, such as ragtime, jazz, rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, gospel and rock and roll.


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Black Folk Music video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Black Folk Music. Learn about Black Folk Music. Identify the countries of origin of ethnic musical instruments and musical styles that have become part of American folk music and culture.
  • Learn how American folk music has evolved from musical forms such as English ballads and field hollers and given rise to other popular styles of music, such as ragtime, jazz, rhythm and blues, bluegrass, country and western, and rock 'n' roll.
  • Understand the role folk music played in American history during the colonial era, the Civil War, the Great Depression, the two world wars, the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and the Vietnam War.
  • Identify familiar folk music instruments and explore the significant impact of African music, which resonates with intricate rhythms and soulful vocal elements.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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