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  • Time of the Banjo insturment

    The banjo, of African origin, became a popular instrument, and its African-derived rhythms were incorporated into popular songs by Stephen Foster and other songwriters
  • First Tour

    The Fisk University Jubilee Singers toured first in 1871. Morris Hill and Jack Delaney helped revolutionize post-war African-American music in the central-east of the United States.
  • The First musicals Written

    the first musicals written and produced by African Americans debuted on Broadway in 1898 with A Trip to Coontown by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson.
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    Broadway musicals

    In 1901, the first known recording of black musicians was that of Bert Williams and George Walker
  • The Blues

    The name given to both a musical form and a music genre[1] that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads
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    Have been made to define jazz from the perspective of other musical traditions — using the point of view of European music history or African music for example — but jazz critic Joachim Berendt argues that all such attempts are unsatisfactory.
  • Rhythm and Blues

    The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular.
  • Doo-wop

    The name Doo-wop is given to a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music that developed in African American communities in the 1940s and achieved mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s.
  • Hip-Hop

    Hip hop is a form of musical expression and artistic subculture that originated in African-American and Hispanic-American communities during the 1970s in New York City, specifically the Bronx.