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Song name: Jamming
Date published: 1977
Musician(s) name: Bob Marley
Genre: Reggae
Synopsis: This song relates to African American history because it is talking about music in general and how people dance to it (Focusing on African American influence). There is also mention of "Jah" (God) and the beat in the song is based on calypso beats and rhythm. One of the instruments used is the steel drum, which is originated from Trinidad and Tobago.






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Song name: Tangled Up in Blue
Date published: 1973
Musician(s) name: Bob Dylan
Genre: Folk/Blues
Synopsis: This song is about the twists and turns that life takes as it continues on. This relates to African American history because African American history, as well as the lives that the people, changes day by day because of all of the sad and tragic things that change all of us. This song also includes traditional (old school) instruments, such as tambourines, and a steady blues beat, which came from traditional African American music.







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Song Name: Propaganda
Date published: 2000
Musician(s) Name: Briskeby
Genre: Rock
Synopsis: This song is about how the truth can be masked from the eyes of people, and how the truth can be plain to others, who feel the pain that those people feel. This relates to African American history because of racial inequality and racial tension, which have been affecting and negatively influencing African American History ever since they entered this country. This song also includes heavy elements of percussion and some call and response.