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Jazz was born in the early 1920s. Rooted in western music, it received a great influence of African Americans, their rhythms and culture. However, that was not the only influence. In fact, New Orleans and Louisiana contributed with their diverse cultural heritage (African, European and Latin America) in the development of Jazz music. Some other subcategories enclosed in this genre are Latin jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion (jazz and rock). Jazz is characterized by improvisation, call and response, syncopation, swing and blue notes.
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