Music genres similar to or like Spirituals

Genre of songs originating in the United States and created by African Americans. Wikipedia

  • Blues

    Music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s by African-Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals. Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. Wikipedia

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  • Jazz

    Music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music, linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage. Wikipedia

  • Rhythm and blues

    Genre of popular music that originated in African-American communities in the 1940s. Originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. Wikipedia

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    Sentences forSpirituals

    • Burleigh said: "I sang our Negro songs for him very often, and before he wrote his own themes, he filled himself with the spirit of the old Spirituals."Harry Burleigh-Wikipedia
    • The trope of Gabriel blowing a trumpet blast to indicate the Lord's return to Earth is especially familiar in Spirituals.Gabriel-Wikipedia
    • Drawing on traditional work songs, enslaved African Americans originated and began performing a wide variety of Spirituals and other Christian music.African-American music-Wikipedia
    • Armstrong further broadened the choir's performance repertoire by emphasizing worldly music, American spirituals, and occasional secular pieces.St. Olaf Choir-Wikipedia
    • Spirituals were also popular.Chautauqua-Wikipedia
    • The State also has an "official music", Negro spirituals, sacred Christian songs originally developed in the 19th century.Music of South Carolina-Wikipedia

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