Rhythm uye blues, zvinowanzosvibiswa seR & B, inorudzi rwemimhanzi yakakurumbira yakatanga munharaunda dzeAfrica America mu1940s. Izwi iri pakutanga raishandiswa nemakambani ekurekodha kurondedzera zvinyorwa zvakashambadzirwa zvikuru kumaguta eAfrica MaAmerica, panguva apo "urbane, rocking, jazz yakagadzirwa nemurwi wakasimba, wakasimba" wakanga uchiva unozivikanwa zvikuru. Mumutambo wekutengeserana uye mimhanzi yeblues inofananidzwa ne1950s kuburikidza ne1970s, zvikwata zvinowanzova piano, imwe kana maviri magitare, mabhasi, madhishi, imwe kana kupfuura saxophones, uye dzimwe nguva vanoita zvemashoko. R & B hurukuro dzakakurumbira dzinowanzokonzera hupenyu hweAfrica neAmerica hwekutambudzika uye kutsvaka rusununguko nemufaro, uyewo kukunda nekukundikana maererano nehukama, hupfumi, zvido. Mimhanzi yeMweya (inowanzotumidzwa semweya chete) ndiyo yakakurumbira mimhanzi yemhando yakatanga munharaunda yeAfrica yeAmerica muUnited States munguva yekupedzisira ye1950s uye yekutanga 1960s. Inosanganisira zvinhu zvemuAfrica-American gospel music, rhythm uye blues uye jazz. Nziyo yemweya yakave yakakurumbira mukudamba nekuteerera muUnited States, apo mazita erekodhi akadai seMotown, Atlantic ne Stax aive ane simba mukati meChristian Rights Movement. Mweyawo wakave wakakurumbira munyika yose, zvakananga zvichireva rwiyo rwemhanzi uye mimhanzi yeAfrica.

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