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Oh What a Charming City: New York City in Folk & Popular Song
Monday, March 26 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
New York City’s musical tradition extends from 18th and 19th century broadside ballads to Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and the various “folk revivals” of the 20th century. Listen to crime songs, transportation songs, housing songs, and other songs of life and love in the City and consider how New York City songs reflect the sights and sounds, the rhythms and energy, and the peculiar problems and charms of urban living. Presented by Music Historian, Robert L. Cohen.