Talk:Bluegrass music

From New World Encyclopedia
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Bluegrass music is derived from the richly diverse folk music from early immigrants who traveled to the United States. Its lyrical themes cover virtually all aspects of life, especially the quest for "True Love." In addition, nearly all the great early bluegrass bands featured at least one religious song in every set they performed.

Such a background reflects the words of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon who, on February 2, 1999 at a Convocation of World Leaders at the International and Interreligious Federation for World Peace Conference in Seoul, Korea, said that "… religion lies at the root of most national and cultural identities."

An example of the spirituality of bluegrass music can be heard in Bill Monroe's rendition of the traditional song Wayfaring Stranger.floridamemory.com. Retrieved September 12, 2008. Indeed, in the current era, an entire sub-genre of religious bluegrass has grown up out of the bluegrass gospel strain.

Bluegrass is a vehicle of creativity for humankind as expressed in the Divine Principle's "Principle of Creation." The ability of musicians to play their improvised solos and countersolos over a fixed/structured accompaniment from their fellow players is a way that musicians can convey their emotions, express their concerns, and share their loves and lives through music. This creates that connection between our thoughts of God and the cosmos through the universal medium of music. The aforementioned relationship between the improvised and structured elements within bluegrass music can be said to be a manifestation of the subject-object relationship cited in the Principle of Creation.
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