Entry from US English dictionary
Music springing from and identified with a particular culture, typically that of the West Indies.
- The folk and blues revivals of the 1950s and 1960s are identified as creating a new national awareness of roots music as these music genres become identified with the civil rights and anti-war movements.
- In the best of roots music tradition, she merges the secular with the religious, alluding to the Bible even as she appeals to a distant lover.
- A fresh voice: great songs with a wide range of subject matter (from personal ads to car racing to secretive lovers), and all played by a motley collection of seasoned roots music veterans.
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Syllabification: roots mu·sic
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