Throughout the article, Martin argues that most genres of music associated with the umbrella term “popular” musics “are derived, in one way or another, from practices that appeared within societies organized around slavery . . .” What evidence is the author demonstrating to back up this bold argument? What is the role of violence in the processes of encounter and cross-fertilization? How is the author combining the terms “art” and “humanity” in the historical processes that he is describing? Based on these three questions and other issues you would like to raise, post a 500-word response on the discussion board by 12:10pm, the end of regular class time.