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Chapter 13: Canada and USA

Chapter 13 introduces the music and associated cultural activities from North America. With the exception of Cape Breton fiddling, the music sites visited are from regions of the United States, including the Appalachias, Deep South, and Native American reservations. Salsa, originating in New York City, as well as Cajun music from Louisiana, are also discussed. The underlying theme of the chapter is to present music styles generally not considered part of the mainstream from the United States to show the musical diversity of this nation. 

Key Terms

  • Acoustic
  • Anthem
  • Appalachia
  • Ballad
  • Bals de maison
  • Banda típica
  • Banjo
  • Bible
  • Bluegrass
  • Blues
  • Cajun
  • Call and response
  • Cantina
  • Canton
  • Céilidh
  • Clerk
  • Conjunto
  • Creole
  • Cuttin' heads
  • Double-stops
  • Dr. Watts
  • Fais do-do
  • Fasola singing
  • Frottoir
  • Fuging tune
  • Guitar
  • Harmonica
  • Hymn
  • Inuit
  • Juke joint
  • Kattajjaq
  • La la
  • Lined-hymn
  • Long-meter song
  • Mashriq
  • Orquesta (also Banda)
  • Peurt a beul
  • Pow wow
  • Precentor
  • Psalms
  • Reels
  • Reels à bouche
  • Sacred harp
  • Shape notes
  • Singing school
  • Spiritual
  • String bass
  • Strophic
  • Tejano
  • Tejas
  • Timber flute
  • Totem
  • Zouk
  • Zydeco
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