Roots of Black Music in America

Roots of Black Music in America

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 20 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music

This two volume-collection, is a survey of instrumental and vocal music from African cultures as well as from African American musicians in the southern United States. Producer Samuel Charters created the album with the intent to provide musical examples from "two worlds" through traditional offerings of African tribal music, cultural roots that were forcefully suppressed during the period of slavery in America, and African American music evocative of the influence of its predecessors. 41 songs, 1.3 hours, with liner notes featuring an introduction by Samuel Charters, descriptions of songs, and examples of archival documents describing early African music and black music in the southern United States.

Content Type
Music recording
1 hour 20 mins
Sub Genre
Jazz Blues, Instrumental, Calypso, Work Song
Folkways Records
Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015
Release Date
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Sacred Music, United States and Canada, Música Sacra, Música Sagrada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Música Sacra, Música Sagrada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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