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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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.
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.
Unsurprisingly, Stalinist-inspired, 'Third Period' style musical projects did not flourish among their target audience: then, like today, the African-American music that was truly revolutionary, both in lyrical and in sonic terms, was generated by artists who enjoyed genuine artistic independence.
African-American music mogul 50 Cent is seeking business partners from Africa to be sole distributors for his energy drink SK in their respective countries--SK stands for Street King.
He said "Graceland" - named for the home of Elvis Presley, who embraced African-American music as a direct influence on rock & roll - opened the doors to an interracial conversation in South Africa that led to the crumbling of apartheid.
Almost by chance, Jimi was involved in two pioneering performances that launched two genres, that would dominate the African-American music scene for multiple decades (1970's-present).

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