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Jazz, Blues, and World Music
With a variety of rhythm, rhyme, and reason, there exists a variety of jazz, blues, or world music for every taste.
It is possible to load your Ipod with jazz classics, hip hop blues, and the undulating music of Africa.
While jazz originated during the early 20th century in african american communities, it remains a uniquely american icon. Jazz represents a hybrid of african and european musical traditions. It is a form of art created, inspired and perfected by american culture, history and diversity.
Early blues came to America as tribal music, on slave ships and plantation fields. The call and response format, common to african oral tradition evolved to fit into the culture of the field workers. This highly improvisational style of folk music is filled with feeling and saturated with meaning.
The term "world music" is a generic catch all phrase, which refers to non-western type music. This expansive genre includes aftican, south american, latin, middle eastern and other types of indigenous folk music.
Global, or world music gained in popularity after the1987 World Music Celebration in France. It was then that interested parties, including artists such as Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel decided to capitalize on the popularity of different musical styles and spread influence in the genre. Many different styles of World Music are easily available.