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Tribe Night with Mary Danzig: History Through Ballads

February 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Most people living in England and Scotland 300 years ago did not know how to read and write. The historical records that we have from that time mostly tells the stories of the rich and powerful. But, ordinary people found ways to tell about their lives, their hopes, their fears and their beliefs. They sang songs, many which survive and continue to be sung today.


In the United States we have a rich ballad tradition which includes songs from England and Scotland as well as ballads written in the USA. We also have corridos, Spanish ballads which are written about current events.


Learn about this incredible form of storytelling and history keeping. And, let’s write some ballads of our own!

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February 27, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm