Classical 91.5

Fascinatin' Rhythm: Cakewalk Your Lady, 05/26/18

May 20, 2018

Credit Fairbanks Ballroom

Episode #1821

Cakewalk Your Lady—Beginning in the late 19th century, black music began its uninterrupted influence on American musical taste—ragtime, the blues, and jazz, and also a variety of dances, and everything based on syncopation. The cakewalk remains a living reference point for composers of every kind of music, from Broadway to the Alley to classical.