How Did Jazz Music Affect Society

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Music has been around for thousands of years. It is a way in which one can express or share their feelings and emotions in an artistic and lyrical manner. It is of importance because, depending on what you listen to, it can provide encouragement, motivations, and even joy. Moreover, there are a wide variety of types and genres of music that are around. Throughout history, music has been evolving and new genres had been created. As of today, there are hundreds if not thousands of music genres that have been created, including Jazz and Trap music.

Jazz music, which has come about in the late 1800s, is a genre that was created by African Americans in New Orleans. It grew its popularity in the 1920s when Louis Armstrong first introduce the early form of Jazz which was influenced by Ragtime and Blues. Others perceive Jazz as a collaboration of African and European styles of music. Armstrong evolved jazz music into a rapid rhythmic style and called it Hot Jazz. After musicians such as Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden, and Joe Venuti heard jazz music, they began imitating its style and jazz soon became an American national phenomenon. This genre is of importance because it represents the connection of African and European music. Jazz has influenced society in that the Jazz age was a time of change and freedom for women, it also was
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Further, Jazz music derived from blues and ragtime and was invented by African Americans. It is significant because the Jazz Age was a time of freedom and change and from it, other music genres have come about. On the other hand, trap music is a modern genre of music and it derived from rap and dance music. Furthermore, it sends a strong message and exposes the racism and discrimination African Americans face. These two genres sound very different but are similar because they were both created by black people and derived from other music

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