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History of Folk Music: Carrying on the Tradition
November 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting a second lecture series on Folk Music from the 60s in collaboration with Brockway Memorial Library. The 1960s was a tumultuous time in America. The Civil Rights movement and The Vietnam War affected a new generation commonly called “the Baby Boomers”, who were now entering college and expressing their freedom and power. Beatniks, then hippies, represented an alternative lifestyle foreign and scary to the previous generation, and protests and marches sometimes ended badly. Folk music spoke to these issues and became the popular music of the time. Michael Stock will lead this series featuring the music of The 1960s, the beginning of the protest movement in song, and where it is today. Folk music has been harder to define with the passage of time. This fourth and final session will explore the artists who challenge and re-define our idea of folk music and the state of folk music today.
This session is the fourth and final session of the series; however, it is not necessary to attend all four Saturdays. Each session may be attended individually. Registration is required. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with Florida International University.
November 5 @ 10:30 am -
November 5 @ 12:00 pm