There are a lot of misconceptions about the origins of musical genres. I heard a pretty broad claim that all genres of music (even classical music) originate from Black subculture, and after briefly studying the subject, it makes a lot of sense.Black subculture created Rock and Roll, with artists like Chuck Berry, and then the demographic surrogate Elvis Presley acted as the gateway to a White audience. Dubstep even originates from Reggae. Pop music had artists like Michael Jackson and Boyz II Men from the ‘80s. Even Theo Parrish was doing House music since the early '90s with German-created synthesizers and electro-instruments. Classical music, with stapled composers like Vivaldi, Chopin and Mozart, has its Fibonnaci sequence chord progressions originating from the Golden Ratio and Ancient Egyptian Kemitism. The pattern through history has been that Blacks create a subculture, and then White artists annex and more widely commercialize the created genre, and then Blacks find a new subculture to identify and express with. Is history in the middle of another repetition? Rap music has the largest White audience in history at the present, and the last half decade has given birth to many prominent White rappers, and some who have not innovated with any originality. Will Black subculture give birth to a new genre of music within the next five or ten years, or will we be able to co-exist without dichotomy? Or is this whole “theory” just a conceited form of Afro-centrism? Post your thoughts.
Even south American music originated with the African populations of that land.'