Taylor Swift Inspires Fans Through Folklore Film

By J1 Reporter Reagan Rosenbaum Folklore: the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth. Folklore comes in all forms including folk tales, folk songs, and fairy tales. But in recent years, Folklore has been defined as music artist Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album. On July 23,… Read More Taylor Swift Inspires Fans Through Folklore Film

‘A Family Affair’ Captures the Boundless Creativity of Cretan Music

By J1 Reporter Melina Piperis Atop a misty mountain in the Mediterranean, sunshine greets the village of Anogeia. A herd of sheep ambles along the rocky terrain, while birds glide across the morning sky. The deep hum of a lauto is steady and strong, as the melodic lyra joins to recite a familiar tune. Hand… Read More ‘A Family Affair’ Captures the Boundless Creativity of Cretan Music

How music got Swifties through a pandemic

FrannieCihunka Taylor Swift is most renowned for her songwriting ability and being able to take people on a musical journey. During a worldwide pandemic, when events, movies and albums were cancelled or postponed, Taylor Swift dropped not one, but two surprise albums. “Folklore” was dropped in the summer of 2020 and “Evermore” in the winter.… Read More How music got Swifties through a pandemic