Don Pedi to Close 'Appalachia in the Bluegrass' With Dulcimer Concert
You could say they left the best for last, as master musician Don Pedi performs the final concert in the 2014 "Appalachia in the Bluegrass" concert series.
This podcast is a recording from the Russian Music Festival, which took place on February 28th in Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall and was presented by the College of Arts & Sciences and the
Ron Pen, a professor in the UK School of Music, discussed how Appalachian music unities people and place, and how the styles brought to the region by its immigrant residents combined and generated several new musical genres, such as swing, bluegrass, rockabilly, and contry. Music creates a bond that binds individuals as shared community and creates a society based on values rooted to identiy and place.