Your Perfect Assignment is Just a Click Away

We Write Custom Academic Papers

100% Original, Plagiarism Free, Customized to your instructions!

glass
pen
clip
papers
heaphones

music response

music response

Think about how African cultural elements were stripped from African slaves and their descendents by white plantation owners in this country. In most of the country, slaves from Africa were barred from speaking their own languages, practicing traditional songs/dances, recreating traditional African instruments/drums, or practicing African religions. Even though African slaves and their descendents resisted this oppression through revolts and other means of resistance, how might have Black American music developed differently if African slaves here had been able to practice more of the various music traditions, dances, and religions from Africa, and to recreate traditional African instruments? Specifically, how might Black American music of worship and the blues be different?

Of course, this does not mean that racism and oppression would not have existed! However, imagining a different possible scenario helps us compare Black American music to other places in the Caribbean or Latin America where slaves and free persons of African descent were–for a number of reasons–more easily able to maintain traditional African religious beliefs, music, and instruments.

Another thing to think about:

A notable exception in the US was the culture of New Orleans, which was part of the French colony of Louisiana early on (i.e. until 1803, when it was acquired by the US). In New Orleans, there was a much stronger African cultural presence in terms of music/dance/religion (specifically those of Bantu and Dahomeyan provenance) because the Catholic French had been less stringent–as compared to Protestant Anglo-Americans–in barring African music/dances/religion. As a southern port city, New Orleans also had close ties to Mexico and the Caribbean (especially Cuba and Haiti) in terms of its people and musical cultures. In light of New Orleans’s unique history, its culture was in some ways more similar to the Caribbean, so it’s not surprising that jazz developed there!

Please copy and paste your content or type directly into the text-entry box. Do not upload a file.

Order Solution Now

Our Service Charter

1. Professional & Expert Writers: Eminence Papers only hires the best. Our writers are specially selected and recruited, after which they undergo further training to perfect their skills for specialization purposes. Moreover, our writers are holders of masters and Ph.D. degrees. They have impressive academic records, besides being native English speakers.

2. Top Quality Papers: Our customers are always guaranteed of papers that exceed their expectations. All our writers have +5 years of experience. This implies that all papers are written by individuals who are experts in their fields. In addition, the quality team reviews all the papers before sending them to the customers.

3. Plagiarism-Free Papers: All papers provided by Eminence Papers are written from scratch. Appropriate referencing and citation of key information are followed. Plagiarism checkers are used by the Quality assurance team and our editors just to double-check that there are no instances of plagiarism.

4. Timely Delivery: Time wasted is equivalent to a failed dedication and commitment. Eminence Papers is known for timely delivery of any pending customer orders. Customers are well informed of the progress of their papers to ensure they keep track of what the writer is providing before the final draft is sent for grading.

5. Affordable Prices: Our prices are fairly structured to fit in all groups. Any customer willing to place their assignments with us can do so at very affordable prices. In addition, our customers enjoy regular discounts and bonuses.

6. 24/7 Customer Support: At Eminence Papers, we have put in place a team of experts who answer to all customer inquiries promptly. The best part is the ever-availability of the team. Customers can make inquiries anytime.