Blues

Blues music was known to break down the stereotypes of Black people and play a role in the fight for justice and equality during the

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Ragtime

Ragtime defines a performance style and practices like composing and dance. Ben Harvey claimed to be its inventor. It is a duality between oral and

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Quartets

A cappella vocal groups are also called jubilee quartets because of the characteristics of performance style. They often consisted of men; they had a developed,

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Negro Spirituals

Spirituals are described as religious music from African Americans during slavery, being the earliest form of religious music of them. It was the expression of

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Secular Folk Music

Africans were stripped of their culture when transported to America, using their secular music and dance. Music was a part of the daily life of Africans.

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