explain why this particular piece “caught your ear.” What are the piece’s unique characteristics? BE SPECIFIC and use your textbook and the internet as your references! This should be the main part of your mini-essay. This is not opinion – these are facts that you have researched. Cite your sources – including your textbook. Points deducted for not citing references. Response should be one-two paragraphs. Use full sentences, no abbreviations, and check your spelling for full credit.

Cake Walk
Early film of a “cakewalk” dance – a form of social dance that began on plantations among the slaves and became part of minstrel acts later on. Please read pages 212-213 in your book regarding the development of minstrel music. Be sure to listen then to Debussy’s Golliwog’s Cakewalk for perspective on global influence of American forms.

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