Ballad of America: Songs of People who made a Country
Presented by the FAU/Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
BALLAD OF AMERICA: SONGS OF PEOPLE WHO MADE A COUNTRY
Music, instruments, and songs tell the story of the ordinary and extraordinary people who have populated the United States and propelled it into the
twenty-first century: colonists, pioneers, sailors, lumberjacks, immigrants, '49ers, farmers, mountaineers, slaves, soldiers, cowboys, railroaders,
factory workers, activists, and others. Not only do the lyrics directly reflect the hopes, fears, struggles, sorrows, triumphs, and humanity of the real
people who lived history, but to follow the path taken by the music itself is to understand the great cultural stew that is the United States of America.
The presenter will speak, sing, and play a variety of instruments, including guitar, harmonica, banjo, and mountain dulcimer in this informative and
entertaining series. The audience will hear, and maybe even sing along with, songs they’ve known their whole life, learn the stories behind the
songs, and be introduced to some nearly-forgotten American gems.
1. Songs of a Multicultural Nation
2. Songs of Westward Expansion
3. Songs of American Workers
4. Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln
*Please note ticket includes all 4 lectures in this class title*
Matthew Sabatella brings to life music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. A singer, instrumentalist, recording artist, performer, speaker, writer, and content curator, he illuminates the connection between music, the story, & people of the United States. He performs regularly & Is the leader of the Rambling String Band. Sabatella IS singular in his mission to share America’s rich musical heritage with others, both for the sheer love of the music and for its value in inspiring people to better understand each other and America’s past, present, and future.Read More
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