Chizindikiro ndi blues, omwe amamasuliridwa ngati R & B, ndi mtundu wa nyimbo zomwe zimayambira m'madera a ku America ku 1940s. Mawuwa anagwiritsidwa ntchito poyambirira ndi makampani olembera kuti afotokoze zojambula zomwe zimagulitsidwa kwambiri ku midzi ya ku Africa Yakale, panthawi yomwe "urbane, rocking, nyimbo za jazz zogwira ntchito, zovuta kwambiri" zimakhala zotchuka kwambiri. Mu nyimbo yamalonda ndi nyimbo zosangalatsa zomwe zimakhala za 1950s kupyolera mu 1970s, maguluwo nthawi zambiri anali ndi piyano, imodzi kapena ma guitar, bass, ngoma, imodzi kapena ma saxophoni, ndipo nthawi zina oimba. Mitu ya R & B nthawi zambiri imapangitsa kuti anthu a ku Africa ndi America amve ululu komanso kufunafuna ufulu ndi chimwemwe, komanso kupambana ndi zolephera pazokambirana, zachuma, zolinga. Nyimbo zaumtima (zomwe zimatchulidwa ngati moyo) ndizo nyimbo zomwe zimakonda nyimbo zomwe zimayambira ku Africa America ku United States kumapeto kwa 1950s ndi 1960s oyambirira. Zimagwirizanitsa nyimbo za African-American gospel, rhythm and blues ndi jazz. Nyimbo zaumoyo zinakhala zotchuka pakuvina ndi kumvetsera ku United States, kumene malemba olembedwa monga Motown, Atlantic ndi Stax anali othandiza pa Chigamulo cha Ufulu Wachibadwidwe. Umoyo unakhalanso wotchuka padziko lonse lapansi, ndikukhudzidwa kwambiri ndi nyimbo za rock ndi nyimbo za Africa.

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