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Rich and Diverse

America’s sheer wealth and diversity can often obscure her cultural achievements. In no area of human culture has America contributed more to the world than in music. America has not just one, but many musical traditions, most of which feed on and influence each other.

The sections that follow cover some of the key areas of American music. Many of these have had worldwide influence.

It is noteworthy that jazz, blues, rock and roll, country, folk and Cajun music are all heaviliy associated with the southern part of the United States.