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Definition of the adjective afro-american

What does afro-american mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry

Alternative definition of the adjective afro-american


  1. Of African American heritage or culture

Definition of the noun afro-american

What does afro-american mean as a name of something?


  1. A resident of the United States who is of African heritage.


"Afro-American" a.k.a. "Symphony No. 1" in A-flat, "Afro-American" by William Grant Still was the first symphony written by an African American and performed for a United States audience by a leading orchestra. It was premiered in 1931 by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. It is a symphonic piece for full orchestra, including celeste, harp, and tenor banjo. It combines a fairly traditional symphonic form with blues progressions and rhythms that were characteristic of popular African-American music at the time. This combination expressed Still's integration of black culture into the classical forms. Still used quotes from four dialect poems by early 20th-century African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar as epigraphs for each symphonic movement.


  1. Afro-American a.k.a. African American: African Americans, also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans, is an ethnic group of citizens or residents of the United States with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa. The term may also be used to include only those individuals who are descended from African slaves. As a compound adjective, the term is usually hyphenated as African-American.
  2. Afro-American a.k.a. The Baltimore Afro-American, commonly known as The Afro, is a weekly newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It is the flagship newspaper of the Afro-American chain and the longest-running African-American family-owned newspaper in the United States.

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Google previewBlack Music and Musicians in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and The New Harvard Dictionary of Music (1989)

by Dominique-René De Lerma, Marsha J. Reisser

Subjects Entry Africa HDM Afro-American music Grove HDM Afro-Cuban Grove HDM Afro-Cuban music HDM Afterbeat HDM Atabal HDM Atabaque HDM Avant- garde jazz Grove Backbeat HDM Bagana, beganna HDM Baile de palos HDM ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 23: Folk Art by Carol Crown, Cheryl Rivers, Charles Reagan Wilson

Afro-American Folk Arts and Crafts (1983); Gladys- Marie ...

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Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so. (Ida B. Wells)
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