Essay: The Origin of Blues Music – Its Connection to Africa and Its Influence on Other American Music Genres

Written By: Valerie Turner February 28th, 2017 The Origin of Blues Music – Its Connection to Africa and Its Influence on Other American Music Genres Many people associate the origin of Blues music with the Mississippi Delta in the late 1800s, just after the end of the Civil War. While this is basically true, we need to dig deeper to understand the true origin of this music. We need to return to the time when millions of Africans were brought to the New World against their will – these men…

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