Jazz_Lec2 - Jazz History The Roots of Jazz in 19th Century America Slavery in the US 1619 First Africans arrive in Virginia 1640-1680 Beginning of

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Jazz History 1/23/08 The Roots of Jazz in 19 th Century America Slavery in the US 1619 – First Africans arrive in Virginia 1640-1680 – Beginning of large scale introduction of African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar products 1718 – New Orleans is founded by the French 1774 – British colonies begin to ban slavery. Starting with Rhode Island 1798 – 1808 – Decade of greatest importation of African slaves into the U.S. totaling approximately 200,000. 1803 – The Louisiana purchase which helped double the size of the US. 1808 – Congress prohibits the importing of slaves. New Orleans: Congo Square Active 18 th century – ca. 1850 1817: Congo Square becomes official gathering spot for slaves in New Orleans. o People of different regions of Africa would gather around and share their culture through art and music. The gatherings died out around 1850 African Music Qualities Folk Music o Evolves over a long period of time Metronomic
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course MUS 231 taught by Professor Moon during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Jazz_Lec2 - Jazz History The Roots of Jazz in 19th Century America Slavery in the US 1619 First Africans arrive in Virginia 1640-1680 Beginning of

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