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The United States is home to a wide array of regional styles and scenes.
music of the United States is so cool! It reflects the country's
multicultural population through a diverse array of styles.
rhythm and blues, and
jazz are among the
country's most internationally renowned
genres. Since the beginning of the 20th century, popular recorded music from the
United States has become increasingly known across the world, to the point
where some forms of American
popular music is listened to almost everywhere.
The original inhabitants of the United States were the hundreds of
Native American tribes, who played the first music in the area. Beginning in the
17th century, immigrants from England, Spain, and France began arriving in large
numbers, bringing with them new styles and instruments. African slaves brought
their own musical traditions, and each subsequent wave of immigrants also
contributed to a sonic melting pot.
Much of modern popular music can trace its roots to the emergence in the late
blues and the growth in the 1920s of
music. African American music formed an important basis for popular music,
which also used elements derived from European and indigenous musics. Long a
land of immigrants, the United States has also seen documented folk music and
recorded popular music produced in the ethnic styles of Ukrainian, Irish,
Scottish, Polish, Mexican and Jewish communities, among others. Many American
cities and towns have vibrant local music scenes which, in turn, support a
number of regional musical styles. Aside from populous cities like New York,
Nashville and Los Angeles, many smaller cities and regions have produced
memorable and distinctive styles of music. The Cajun and Creole traditions in
Louisiana music, the folk and popular styles of Hawaiian music, and the
old time music of the
Southeastern states are but a few examples of the regional diversity of
modern American music.
and Nicolae Sfetcu
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