Dom Flemons: Black Cowboys

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The cowboy is still the mythical meaningful figure in America. The drovers and cowboys expanded not only the territory of the United States to the west and were ideological prototypes of the American individual who stands for freedom, independence, strength and reliability, they have also made an important contribution to music history with their cowboy songs. The cowboy is in the public perception is always white and Anglo-Saxon. That this does not correspond to the historical facts, but that a good 25 percent of the Cowboys end of the 19th century, African-Americans and that the black cowboys have greatly influenced the genre of cowboy songs, this is the core of the album Black Cowboys , the Dom Flemons has published these days.

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