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  • Black Gospel

    Gospel music is a broad term for Christian religious music - much of which has…

  • Blues

    The blues is a basic bedrock source of American indigenous music. For over a century…

  • Bounce

    Bounce is an intensely local and popular form of indigenous street music in New Orleans…

  • Brass Bands of New Orleans

    In the 19th century, brass band music became a national craze. Virtually every small town…

  • Cajun Music

    The Cajun music of southwestern Louisiana and east Texas shines as one of America's most…

  • Calenda Dance

    The Calinda was a voodoo dance brought to Louisiana from San Domingo and the Antilles…

  • Classical Music

    From the late 17th century on, Louisiana has enthusiastically supported both the performance and teaching…

  • Country Music

    Country music encompasses an extremely wide range of material created over a broad span of…

  • Dixieland

    Dixieland, which was developed in New Orleans, is one of the earliest styles of Jazz…

  • Funk

    Few words conjure as many meanings and ideas as the word funk. It is a…

  • Hip-Hop

    Intro to American Hiphop By Region: East Coast The West African and African American oral…

  • Jazz

    Traditional New Orleans jazz began to emerge in the city circa 1885 - 1890, although…

  • Jazz Funerals and Second Line Parades

    New Orleans is a city of parades, most famously the Mardi Gras processions that roll…

  • Mardi Gras Indians

    The Mardi Gras Indians are African-American men who form groups known as tribes. On some…

  • New Orleans Sound

    With strong drums, heavy guitar and bass, light piano, light horn sound and a strong…

  • Opera and Ballet

    During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries New Orleans was regarded as a leading American center…

  • Rap, Hip-Hop and Bounce Music

    Although rap, hip-hop and bounce are often regarded as contemporary/cutting-edge music, they are all firmly…

  • Record Labels in Louisiana

    Louisiana has been home to locally-based record companies since the 1890s, but the most significant…

  • Rhythm & Blues Music

    Rhythm & blues - also known as R&B - is an African-American commercial music genre…

  • Rock Music

    "Rock music" is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of styles created since…

  • Rockabilly

    Rockabilly music is a seminal, first-generation rock-and-roll style distinguished by extreme rhythmic drive and a…

  • Shape Note Singing

    The a capella genre known as shape-note singing, primarily heard in renditions of Christian religious…

  • Social Aids & Pleasure Clubs

    Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs (SAPCs) in New Orleans are a distinctive culture that reaches…

  • Soul

    Soul music is a genre of popular music rooted in the African-American experience. The concept…

  • Swamp Pop Music

    Swamp pop is a hybrid of rock, pop, blues and rhythm & blues performed by…

  • Voodoo

  • Zydeco

    Zydeco (pronounced ZY-duh-coe) is the exuberant dance music of Creoles in southwest Louisiana. It is…