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Ragtime

Ragtime, a style of American popular music that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was an amalgamation of African and European musical traditions. Its idiomatic traits included a jaunty, syncopated (or ragged) rhythm with a march-based, multistrain song form.

On May 1, 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, also ...

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