Africa / Europa : Jazz Origins

The opposition and the contrasts between African and European cultures have contributed to the emergence of jazz. These are the African slaves deported to the USA until the early nineteenth century are at the root of jazz. African music is made of songs, rhythm (drums) and the instruments are very diverse: flutes, Koras, banjos ... In the southern U.S. rhythm and African music will be transformed, in contact with European civilization, in Gospel, Blues and Ragtime.

Africa Europa at Bjazz