- Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:15 am
Passage A and passage B both explicitly display approval of griots' roles as community historians, but the question stem asks us about passage A's attitude toward blues musicians. Passage A states "The blues musician, in contrast, honed a music of personal expression, often reflecting a lack of connection to the broader streams of society, evoking feelings of alienation and anomie" (lines 14-17, 1st sentence of the 2nd paragraph). Thus, passage A does NOT seem to think that blues musicians act as community historians, as "Slavery destroyed in large part the traditional social fabric, the communal values, the historical continuities that made the griot's art possible" (lines 18-21, middle of 2nd paragraph).
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