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African American Music

years, styles, musicians, historical context, cultural heritage

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African American Music, musical history of African Americans, a cultural record that spans over 400 years. Created largely within a social and historical context, the African American musical repertory encompasses a broad range of forms and styles that reflect the cultural heritage and diverse interests of black artists and musicians.

Contributors

Wright, Josephine, B.M., M.M., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Music and the Josephine Lincoln Morris Professor of Black Studies at the College of Wooster, and coauthor of "Iconography of Music in African-American Culture (1770s-1920s)".



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