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European Empires and American Music

Lecture no. 3 from the course: America's Musical Heritage

European Empires and American Music

Taught by Professor Anthony Seeger | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

The United States is built on a foundation of pre-existing musical heritages from people who were already in North America before the nation was born. Survey the musical traditions of the British, French, and Spanish empires, as well as influence from Indigenous groups—some of which still endure to this day.