North American Music
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North Americans emphasize singing that is accompanied by percussion instruments like drums or rattles, as opposed to purely instrumental music. Musical genres of North America include songs given to people by the guardian spirits, lullabies, songs sung during stories, curing songs, ceremonial and social dance songs, songs that accompany games, and songs for work or daily activities. The dance, spirituality and music are normally tightly interwoven in a worldview that sees very little separation between secular and sacred.
In the ceremonial and social songs, were they a way of determining the status of an individual in the community and were they only preserved for the rich? North Ame...