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Back ground of black culture and music Music is and has been an incredibly important part of black culture when studying any type of black music it is very much an exploration into the back mind Music has been part of the black cultural scene dating back to slavery Although Jazz music is loved and performed by people of every national background in America the groundbreaker leader and innovator in every step forward of Jazz has been the Negro Precisely because the black culture speak so powerfully in Jazz it has become loved and admired by all people In this essay I will be looking at how important black music is to the black culture How it has developed and the struggles involved The music of black culture can be seen as a reflection of the values within a society this explains the importance of musical expression compared to that of western culture Western theory tends to detach art from life whereas in black culture art is life It is seen as a potential foundation for social activity Black music and oral tradition is an essential part of black culture The oral tradition has become important through spontaneous often improvised acts of a group nature This is a valuable kind of expression through out all types of black music America holds a rich artistic background expressively reflecting the circumstances and times of their place Of these creative endeavors the most cultural and uniquely American music is that of the art of Jazz Jazz music is a story idea or feeling through the infusion of complex rhythm and musical interface which often comes so effortlessly and naturally to these musicians Their instruments provided a voice to be heard a voice that commonly was countered by the ignorance of a young American society This voice was born from an extreme emotional and spiritual past where music celebrated was the very essence of life
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