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Mississippi Delta Blues Festival

I. Vocabulary words from this article:

blend

heritage

inhumane

loneliness

originate

poverty

rural

theme

tradition

vanish

II. Pre-Reading Questions

What do you know about the music called "the Blues?"

How and where did the Blues develop?

III. Reading Time

Click here to read the article

Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival
from America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

1. Whose musical traditions formed the foundation for blues?

a. Native Americans

b. British immigrants

c. African Americans

d. South Americans

3. Due to the poor condition of Mississippi, blacks moved to north,
to cities such as New York, Boston, and Massachusetts (TRUE / FALSE)

2. The blues disappeared from the original place
after many Blacks moved to other cities. (TRUE / FALSE)

4. What were the conditions in the place where the blues originated?

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16