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Quality of the performer and how they sing b popular

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quality of the performer and how they sing B. Popular music as cultural/community expression: music is a form of a specific community’s values; form of cultural expression and community building and is part of our subcultures; it becomes easier to connect with smaller subcultures if you like certain music or not C. Mass media crosses traditional barriers: recording, radio broadcasting; various communities were segregated and because of phonograph and radio began to break the barriers between communities; 1. geographic, racial, class: the blues weren’t just being listened to by African Americans but anyone in America because of recorded music 2. battle over relationship between mainstream and margins: people feared that music would be more integrated when segregation was a norm; cultural traditions can circulate and more people can understand their culture 3. mainstream strategies: a. censorship (example: rock n’ roll clip): censoring the circulation of blues records (make it impossible to record these records; buy these records and broadcast the records); Chuck Berry (African American) wrote songs to 1960s youth and people didn’t like that people liked him because he was black; Chuck Berry combined certain types of music rhythms and wrote about much broader topics to reach a broader audience; b. segregation: segregating was complicated - - black radio stations (radio stations are categorized into white and black radio stations; black radio stations had weak
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