Enslaved Africans used music as a way to endure the stress and longevity of fieldwork during slavery. Music was a tool of expression for Black people that developed into a form of communication. Generation to generation, the passing of call and response songs, which came to be known as negro spirituals, strengthened African culture in the Americas by keeping it alive. Black music gave birth to many genres of music, including blues, jazz, gospel, disco, and others. The range of genres in Black music directly coincides with the nuances of Black experiences and creativity.