Hidden Voices

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Hidden Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer folks make important impacts on traditional music, but we rarely hear all the meanings in their stories. We will uncover some of these previously hidden people and the music they made. Categories: General Knowledge

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Period Three
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The many musical traditions present at Common Ground on the Hill contain a series of "hidden voices" rarely heard, but vital. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer folks make important impacts on traditional music, but we rarely hear all the meanings in their stories. Why? In this course, we will uncover some of these previously hidden people and the music they have made especially in blues, Appalachian mountain music, gospel, folk counterculture, and Celtic music. We will also explore themes of defiance, fear, secrets, desire, liberation, and acceptance. The music and ideas of Bessie Smith, Brían Ó hAirt, the Down Home Divas, Holly Near, and many others will make appearances as we break down stereotypes and learn from them and from each other. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion, regardless of age, gender, or orientation.

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Week 1

6/28/21
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7/2/21
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Week 3

7/12/21
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7/16/21
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