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We have studied traditional music in other cultures -African, Indian and Japanese. The USA is often referred to as a cultural “melting pot” and our folk music reflects influences from European, African and Latino cultures, depending upon the region and ethnic group involved. How important is the preservation, study and performance of folk music traditions to the values of our modern society? Do you consider folk music as an important influence on modern popular music? Which genre(s) of popular music are most influenced by folk music traditions? Do you listen to or perform folk music as part of your typical social routines? (Consider holiday traditions and festivals when you give you answer – you may surprise yourself).