Musical Holdouts

Produced by: John Cohen

47 min. Color. 1976.

Captioned: No

Catalog #: 0049

Price: $250.00

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This classic, entertaining documentary on American traditional music features varied individuals and groups who have not become part of the “melting pot” of American society.

From front porch banjo pickers in Appalachia and the Bluegrass Festival circuit to black children on the Carolina sea islands, cowboys, and Cheyenne and Comanche Indians, they have all retained their cultural identities despite pressures from the mass media and popular culture.

This remarkable documentary will stimulate discussion in classes in American studies, folklore, ethnomusicology, popular culture, culural anthropology, sociology, and the arts and humanities. It was produced by renowned filmmaker and musician John Cohen.