Celebrating the history of African-American music
How African-American music changed the world
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Music is an immeasurably important aspect of any culture. Through music, communities pass on stories of history, hardships, and victories, as well as the sounds, rhythms, and styles of those who came before. With that said, it can be argued that no musical tradition has been as influential on the modern world as the music of the African-American community. For hundreds of years, the most popular and influential styles and genres in the world have stemmed from the ingenuity of Black artists and musicians. The world at large would not sound the same without the members of the African diaspora who continue to push the limits of musical creativity. Truly, the histories and traditions of African-American music are to be remembered, and celebrated.
Read on to learn about how African-American music changed the nation, and the world.
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