roots music

noun

Definition of roots music

  1. :  folk music The Lomaxes' efforts to popularize representatives from folk culture added an element that became central to the folk music revival of the thirties and to every burst of interest in roots music since then—an impression of authenticity. — Kathleen Franz and Susan Smulyan, eds., Major Problems in American Popular Culture, 2001

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First Known Use of roots music

1969


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