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STYLISTIC ORIGINS:
African American folk music

ORIGINS:
Work song, Spirituals

CULTURAL ORIGINS:
Late 19th century, southern United States

TYPICAL INSTRUMENTS:
Guitar · Piano · Harmonica · Double bass · Drums · Saxophone · Vocals · Trumpet · Trombone

MAINSTREAM POPULARITY:
Widespread since the early 20th century

DERIVATIVE FORMS:
Bluegrass · Jazz · R&B · Rock and roll · Rock music

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