Episode 1: The Music of Africa

In this premiere episode, historians and Black artists reflect on the impact the early music of Africa has had on our music today. They explore the origins of call and response, improvisation, distortion, instrumental voicing, and oral tradition.

Follow along in The National Museum of African American Music's six episode series highlighting African Americans' impact on spirituals and gospel, the Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Hip Hop presented by Renasant Bank.

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