OLLI at UAH Course - Whatever Happened to Folk Music, Part VII

Tuesday, September 20, 2022- November 1, 2022 Multiday event - 42 days

2:30 PM 4:00 PM


Offered through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UAH

The continuation of a sequential, multi-term course, with slide-based Zoom presentations that explore the origins and evolution of North American folk and roots music. The course features numerous audio and audiovisual examples of songs that range from centuries-old British ballads to popular songs during the so-called “folk music revival” to songs released in the last 10-20 years, best classified as “Americana.” It incorporates the folk music of African Americans and discusses how this music was separated commercially from Anglo-American folk music. The subject matter is entirely new each term. During Fall 2022, we will complete the topic “Black and White Folk Music Intertwined: Religious Songs” and begin the topic “Folk and Roots Music: Instrument Fundamentals.”

Tuesday (7 sessions) | Cost: $35 | Instructor: C Reinke | Online

OLLI Alabama Shares | Auburn University


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About OLLI at UAH

OLLI at UAH is a vibrant community of lifelong learners age 50+. It offers members the opportunity to stay intellectually and socially active through courses, special activities, and bonus lectures. Courses are currently offered in-person and online and cover various topics, which will enhance your knowledge and skills.


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