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Unformatted text preview: merican Multiculturalism and American Music How does multiculturalism affect America’s music? Like the population of the United States, music in the United States is diverse and eclectic, drawing from the many different cultural traditions of its people. Paralleling its immigrant patterns, the early history of American music reflected the primary Western European culture. At first the colonists simply transplanted European music, but later, American musicians such as Heinrich, Gottschalk, Sousa, and Ives composed their own American versions of these European traditions. As the flood of immigrants diversified, as the new nation expanded its territories to absorb new lands (such as what had been the northern provinces of Mexico), and once African- Americans were freed from slavery, American musicians began creating...
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