Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

Book - 2015
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"In Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, old-time musician and flatfoot dancer Phil Jamison journeys into the past and surveys the present to tell the story behind the square dances, step dances, reels, and other forms of dance practiced in southern Appalachia. He argues that these distinctive folk dances are not the unaltered jigs and reels of the early British settlers, but hybrids that developed over time by adopting and incorporating elements from other popular forms. He traces the forms from their European, African American, and Native American roots to the modern day. From the Shoo-fly Swing to the Virginia Reel, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics reinterprets an essential aspect of Appalachian culture." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, [2015].
ISBN: 9780252080814
0252080815
9780252039270
0252039270
Characteristics: xx, 276 pages : illustrations ,maps ; 24 cm

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