African and European Fusion African music featured complex cross-rhythms, slurs, melissma, falsetto, vibrato and simple melodies.
Call and response form was employed. The leader would throw out a line and a chorus responded.
Griots were African historians who kept complex records in their heads and related them via song. The Blues form may have derived ...
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