Vocal and instrumental music stream comes from the United States rather born of ethnic African-Americans in the Mississippi Delta peninsula and began to grow rapidly in the late 19th century AD / around 1895.Blues emerged from spiritual music and chanted the usual compliment of black African communities in the United States who work as farm laborers, where they work or rest while the afternoon they always sang praises to God as well as sad songs (blues) which melodies typical African race, and of course the lyrics of the oppressed slaves at that time.
Blues is known as a flow of vocal and instrumental music from the United States (U.S.). The music began to grow rapidly in the 19th century AD comes from spiritual music and chanted the usual compliment of black African community in the U.S.. Music that apply blue note and call and response pattern of the U.S. public believed it was popularized by the “Father Blues’-WC Handy (1873-1958).
Blues music has been shown to stem from the traditions of Muslims in West Africa, it has been proved by Sylviane Diouf a writer and a scientist and researcher at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. To prove the relationship between American blues music with Muslim tradition, Diouf plays two recordings in public are present in a room at Harvard University, namely:
1. Records containing prayer chant / calls for Muslims to pray;
2. Records containing old Blues song, which first appeared in the Mississippi Delta about 100 years ago known as the Levee Camp Holler.
Do you believe that Blues music is rooted in Muslim tradition Initially, the public in Uncle Sam did not believe it. However, an author and a scientist and researcher at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, Sylviane Diouf, managed to convince the public that the Blues have a relationship with a Muslim tradition in West Africa.
To prove the relationship between American blues music with Muslim tradition, Diouf plays two recordings. The first playback of the public who are present in a room that Harvard University is a prayer-chant calling for Muslims to perform prayers. After that, Diouf Levee Camp Holler play.
The second recording is the old blues song that first appeared in the Mississippi Delta about 100 years ago. Levee Camp Holler is not a blues song that is fairly common. The song was created by the black community of West African Muslim origin who worked in the post-Civil War America.
Levee Camp Holler lyrics of the song that is played Diouf it sounded like a voice call to prayer-containing greatness of God. Like the prayer chant, the song emphasizes sounding words tremble. According to Diouf, the nasal style between Levee Cam Holler Blues songs that are similar to prayer is also an evidence of a linkage between the two.
Public in attendance in the room was amazed with the truth revealed evidence Diouf. “The applause was thunderous, because the relationship between American blues music with Muslim tradition is clearly evident,” said Diouf. “They say, ‘Wow, really sounds the same. Blues was right rooted there (Islamic tradition) ‘. “