Story: How can you trace the evolution of a nation?
Listen to its music.
American music mirrors our cultural and social development. Native and European roots have mixed with African and Latin beats, through blues, jazz, rock, disco, and soul.
Desi musicians also figure in this mix. Desis—people with their roots in South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh—have brought their own sounds and flavor to the American music mosaic.