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A NEW PODCAST ABOUT DANCE AND MUSIC TRADITIONS. In the Tradical Podcast, dancer, fiddler, and ethnochoreologist Danielle Enblom, takes audiences on a journey across Western Europe, North America, and the Caribbean exploring the rich and interrelated dance and music traditions from long ago, and still practiced to this day. Many of the dance forms are percussive, like Irish dance, and social, like American square dance. Each dance form has a corresponding musical tradition, often (but not always) featuring the fiddle. These dance and music forms reach from baroque France to the outer Hebrides; from the Vaudville stage to the North Woods; from Quebec to Appalachia; and the Caribbean to New York. Folks gathering at dirt crossroads, in royal halls, emptied barns, internment camps, kitchens, pubs, clubs, and dance halls, these traditions have been pastimes for all reaches of society for centuries. Each locality having its own unique practices, and each being shaped by others through migration (forced and voluntary), pop culture, media, and colonialism. From masters, stewards, and innovators, to researchers and historians, Danielle sits down with experts from all over the world to learn about the whos, the whats, the hows, and the whys. Revealing origins and relationships between dance, music, culture, and history.
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