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Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America
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7/28/2020 at 4:22:43 PM GMT
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Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America

By Sophia Alvarez Boyd--

“The symbols of America's racist past have been under intense scrutiny since the protests against police brutality erupted nationwide. The confederate flag and other monuments from that era have been disappearing from public spaces — both by force and legislation.

But what about the stereotypes and racist imagery in America's musical legacy? The traditional music community is reckoning with some of the songs from its past that are kept alive today through festivals and concerts. For Jake Blount, one musician leading that effort, his love for traditional music started with the banjo.

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To continue reading, see:

Sophia Alvarez Boyd, “Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America,” NPR (July 25, 2020): https://www.npr.org/2020/07/25/895112760/breaking-down-the-legacy-of-race-in-traditional-music-in-america 



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