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Music on the move

Music on the move
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Introduction

Introduction

When people travel, they often take their music with them and nowadays recorded music can travel across the globe instantly. Find out about some of the sounds and new musical styles that have emerged as music moves around the world.

15th century ship sailing to the Americas

Articles

Articles

As a result of the slave trade many people were taken from their homelands to new countries. Music was an important way of keeping their traditions alive when far from home. Find out more about how this still affects music today.

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From hymns to hip hop

Words and natural speech patterns have a rhythm to themselves, as some pioneering musicians from New York began to realise...

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Find out how a simple melody from the Central African Republic ended up in the music of Herbie Hancock and then Madonna...

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Jazz started life in the southern states of the USA and has since travelled around the world. Listen to some of the sounds that have emerged on these travels...

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Find out how the unusual sounds of Tuvan throat singing ended up in the blues...

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