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Blues

Blues

The roots of the blues have similarities in the instruments, music and social functions with the griots of Savanna.
The blues is a musical genre that appeared in the second half of the XIXth century in the cities of the south of the United States, straight derived from the hollers or shouts and the work songs of the cotton plantations. It is a music, then, of African origin and social character, but unlike the ancient songs of work or field screams full of rhythm and discipline, she represents the relief of the interpreter, who was allowing to show its pain, oppression, desires, etc. It has led to some authors, to considering the blues to be the first music of African origin, entirely jacket.

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