Jazz and Country Music

Country Music Country Music

Music is truly the soundtrack for the story of America. In this vignette, exclusively produced for Tauck by filmmaker Ken Burns, you’ll discover what happens when Civil War-era musical traditions (and military band instruments) merged with ragtime and blues in New Orleans – and created something new… Music was central to the life of a Civil War soldier, from folk songs and parlor songs to the martial music of military bands with its emphasis on brass and drums. When those musical traditions and instruments merged with fast, syncopated ragtime and Delta blues in the cultural “soup” of New Orleans, an “utterly American” art form was born. In addition, you’ll find playlists with a collection of music from Ken’s films Jazz and Country Music.

 

 

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