From Ragtime to Hip-hop

From Ragtime to Hip-hop

A Century of Black American Music

Book - 2007
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The syncopated rhythms of ragtime music sprung out of African American communities in cities such as St. Louis, Chicago, and Kansas City and paved the way for popular music at the end of the nineteenth century. In subsequent decades, black communities fostered and developed genres such as jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, and soul, all of which had a massive influence on contemporary rock and roll. Hip-hop and rap grew in the 1970s and 1980s and directly explored issues facing African Americans through the lens of sharp lyrics and ?electronic ?beats. This extensive survey traces the diversity, innovation, and history of black music in America.
Alternative Title: Century of Black American music
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Lucent Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9781590189788
Branch Call Number: 780.8996073
Characteristics: 104 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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