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Black Music before Jazz

Black Music before Jazz

(p.77) 6. Black Music before Jazz
Free Jazz/Black Power
Philippe CarlesJean-Louis Comolli, Grégory Pierrot
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the evolution of African American music over the centuries of black presence in the Americas. It details African characteristics that remained in spite of slavery, and describes the different musical influences that led to the birth of jazz: work songs, religious songs, the blues, marching bands.

Keywords:   Africanisms, Blues, Work Songs, Religious Music, Marching Band

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