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Old 11-20-2008, 06:44 AM
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Default Re: Defining moments in music

African slaves adapting their music in the New World

The Spanish and Portuguese generally let their slaves make and play indigenous instruments, unlike the more uptight English and American slave traders and owners. Jazz probably never have evolved if American slaves would have been allowed to keep their native instruments - the influence of the original African music would have been too strong to permit something as radically different as jazz to evolve, so I think.
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