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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Going right back to the emergence of jazz, Wilson explores the strong links between emerging African-American music in the USA and the development of jazz in mainstream popular culture in Wales.
There's no real sense of danger, and the scenes where the white guy explains African-American music to the black guy, is every bit as tin-eared and cringe-worthy as it sounds.
James Reese Europe (1880-1919) was an important figure in the evolution of African-American music and he introduced France to the sound of jazz in the closing year of World War One.
Thirty years ago, when Ray was teaching at the University of Illinois, he wrote an experimental work, paraphrasing the Mass in common English and setting it to the rhythm and harmony of African-American music. Although he intended Gospel Mass for a one-time performance, this exciting piece caught on and has been performed by choirs and churches across the world.
Recently, she released a widely praised Spotify playlist to celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month to Blavity, a site that targets black millennials.
While the White House remained silent about the Pride month, Trump endorsed a number of other celebrations associated with June, including National Ocean Month and African-American Music Appreciation Month.
Marinetti and other Futurists (Carmelich, Casavola, Fillia, Manolo, Nervetti) showed interest in African-American music and wrote about it.
Philharmonic Hall - tonight (5 June), PS19.50/PS25.50 HERITAGE Blues Orchestra is like a Blues version of Buena Vista Social Club - an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless beauty of African-American music.
Having been influenced by African-American music during his short stay in Florida, he began composing.
Holmes is director of Jazz and African-American Music Studies at UMass.
In July, they will be embarking on a UK tour as a quintet to entertain British audiences with their unique and innovative take on African-American music.
The pattern became the basis for much of African-American music in the era of slavery, and its influence is commonly heard in many types of music, from blues to jazz to hip-hop.

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