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A recurring theme in the study of traditional music has long been the idea that it provides to some degree an index to a culture. Bastin discusses this theme when viewing black music in North Carolina and traces African origins and cultural changes through instruments, songs, melodies, and genres.
The Menhaden Chanteymen are a musical group in Beaufort, North Carolina. They are a group of retired African American fishermen who perform the work songs they used when fishing for menhaden. Michael Luster documented the group and coastal folk life for the North Carolina Arts Council.