The blues is a music genre that laments inequality, while expressing sensitive distress for death of loved ones, optimism for an improved life, trade, and cash. The central idea of blues performances is that after listening or performing the blues, one is able to overcome grief and ov...
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... social norm that the music are created within. Historical period music involved around racism and the dominant race while racism is still around in recent decades it’s not as talked about or blunt in the society.
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