Roots music

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Roots music can refer to several styles or trends in music:

  • Folk music
  • Americana (music), a musical style incorporating early blues, country, folk, rhythm and blues, and rock influences
  • Roots reggae, a subgenre of reggae focused on people's everyday lives and hardships as well as Rastafari spiritualism
  • Roots revival, a trend which includes young performers popularizing the traditional musical styles of their ancestors
  • Roots rock, a back-to-basics style of rock music influenced by country, folk, and blues
  • Traditional music, music transmitted as part of an oral culture
  • World music