African-American music

Definitions of African-American music
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n music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses

Synonyms:
black music
Types:
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blues
a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
soul
a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
hip-hop, rap, rap music
genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
R and B, rhythm and blues
a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
boogie, boogie-woogie
an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
Type of:
genre, music genre, musical genre, musical style
an expressive style of music

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