Dancing in the Street: Carols and Songs of the Holiday Season
Sometime in November each year, holiday music — mostly Christmas carols, but others as well — begins to saturate the soundscape of North America. Every song has a story; what’s the story of this music? Why does it have such a cultural hold? Is it a kind of folk tradition? How is it related to dance and drama? This presentation will include singing and will offer lore about the origins of these songs, their practice, and the resonance they have in our lives.