African-American music

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Noun1.African-American music - music created by African-American musiciansAfrican-American music - music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
soul - a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s; "soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement"
rap music, hip-hop, rap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
R and B, rhythm and blues - a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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It highlights the voices of people of color represented in OHAM's oral histories, with a focus on African American figures and music, as well as those whose work has been influenced by and/or shaped African American music from the early twentieth century through today.
The $550 million project designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group will officially open this weekend with a five-night concert series celebrating the influence of African American music with a new generation of artists.
In his preaching days, Thorn's father was invited to both white and black churches, and that gave young Paul his entree to the African American music that became his passion.
The awards of Black Entertainment Television, broadcast live from Los Angeles, recognize the best of African American music and film and the blockbuster "Black Panther" won Best Movie.
This project is expected to deliver about 23,000 square metres of retail, food & beverage and entertainment space, including a lease signed with H&M and premises for the National Museum of African American Music.
He chronicles the convergence of forces of capital, racism, and markets resulting in plantation bloc hegemony in the Lower Mississippi Delta over the past 150 years, along with the parallel development of the blues and other African American music forms in the region.
And moreover, Wilson Pickett's journey reads like a guide to popular African American music in the late 20th century.
After slavery, African American music forms diffused with the migration of former slaves away from plantations in the nineteenth century.
Caesar's career has spanned more than six decades and earned her the title of the "Queen of Gospel Music." She was honored by the National Museum of African American Music last August.
"Randy Weston's collection provides an electrifying window into the world of jazz from the 1950s to the present," said Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. "It makes possible the teaching of hands-on archival courses in jazz and African diasporic history, the writing of new scholarly histories, the opportunity to hear live performances, and an appreciation of the discipline, artistry, and vision of one of the most intriguing figures in the history of the music."
Along with bar and community shows, the band is also on the academic lecture/ presentation circuit about Native American musical elements found in African American music, particularly the blues.

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