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Throughout history music has made dramatic impacts on the way civilizations and communities function and behave Likewise the behavior and attitudes of people in a community add to the flavor and attitude of the music made within the culture Examples of this sort of connection include the Baroque era in Europe where the character of the common citizen and the music were very refined and structured or in England during the 70s where the citizens and the music displayed anger and revolt against the monarchy New Orleans has always been a city that provides inspiration for musicians and artists and likewise the creations that come from this city strike chords with many other cultures worldwide and have impacted communities just the same The sound and vibe of New Orleans especially right after the Great Depression helped to release what can be called the American free spirit by making the nation a more colorful free and honest place to live There are three distinct sounds of New Orleans all of which first developed in small urban areas and caught on throughout the region These New Orleans-bred styles of music are jazz blues and a more recent genre bounce music In all these forms life in New Orleans in its urban context is depicted through the musics portrayal of emotion action and event The music has also helped to shape New Orleans cultural identity which is undeniably different from any other culture in the world in language behavior ethic and daily life The laid back sexual and nostalgic attitudes of the New Orleanian are heard through the crooning of the blues The high-spirited dirty-dancing conversational mannerisms are spoken through jazz music The rhythmic chanting of a bounce rap displays the tendency of those in New Orleans to party until the early morning their desire for easy money and better living the American Dream and most importantly the pride he has for his home in the SouthCongress called
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