African-American Music As Rebellion: From Slavesong To Hip-Hop

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People often uses these words because they are the current trends, yet, they lack a clear understanding of the words. African American musical culture styles range from various genres such as: hip-hop, rock “n” roll, negro spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, funk, disco, rhythm and blues, doo-wop, gospel, and reggae. The music is rooted in the plain and sorrows of slavery. Negro spirituals were the first musical forms to sweep the South; African slavers sung songs expressing their longing for freedom. In the article, “African-American Music as Rebellion: From Slavesong to Hip-Hop” Sullivan states, “White Americans considered African-Americans separate and unequal for centuries, going to extraordinary lengths to keep Negroes oppressed and apart.

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