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Can White People Play Black Music? By: Dr. Arthur Lewin

BLACK HISTORY:  Can White People Play Black Music?

White-Rapper: Non-Blacks have always been pirates of Black culture

White-Rapper: Non-Blacks have always been pirates of Black culture

February 5, 2014 – By: Dr. Arthur Lewin

AFRICANGLOBE – Have you ever wondered how jazz, and then later rock ‘n’ roll, developed out of the blues? How Black music came to be America’s music? Whether or not people who are not Black can really play Black music? Amiri Baraka speaks on this in his 1963 classic, Blues People.

“There was a body music that came to exist from a people who were brought to this side as slaves and throughout that music’s development, it had had to survive, expand, reorganize, continue, and express itself, as the fragile property of a powerless and oppressed People. The music was explaining the history as the history was explaining the music. Both were expressions of and reflections of the people. (x) Continue reading

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