(B)asically any beat that
you've got on (the American) continent come from Africa.
Really. The climate and the people controlling (the) area - Spanish, French, or English - would
determine from there on which way it would go. But if you take a broad view of it, any music from
the islands or Latin America is from Africa. It's the predominant tribal beat of that area.
This is why I always found the islands like Jamaica and reggae so fascinating. To me it was just another
manifestation of the movement of rhythm and harmony and melody over the face of the planet...
I look upon things in a weird light. I can give you the history of the world - just give me their music.
Give me a tribe's music, and I'll tell you how they live, what they smell like, almost. That would give
more information than talking to them or looking at 'em.
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