Before rock and rap

We had Ragtime before Rock n Roll and Rap Music, and young people loved it, carrying their rebellion to the dance floor and shocking their parents. It paved the way for all the “counter culture” music movements, even Jazz.

Ragtime originated in African American music in the late 19th century and descended from the jigs and march music played by African American bands, referred to as “jig piano” or “piano thumping”