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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.
Bill Ferris is a UNC professor of history and folklorist who records stories and blues music ranging from everyday black farmers and churchgoers to blues masters such as B.B. King and Willie Dixon. Ferris is particularly interested in the meaning of blues music and how it is used to tell stories and bring African American communities together.