African culture covers many rich traditions in Africa and the diaspora. Most of the popular music and dance of the United States is rooted in African culture traditions.
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The beginning of African American culture, in what became the United States, was Sundays at Congo Square (Place Congo, 1718 to the 1850s) in French New Orleans.
In the United States, we mostly see only shadows of the original culture, that and all the new music and dance created by the African diaspora because the old drumming ways were not allowed. The breadth and power of African diaspora creativity is notable. It dominates world culture.
African culture in the Caribbean is one big step closer to the original, although it is already blended. For example Yoruba new year is celebrated in summer in Nigeria, but in winter with European new year in Cuba.
One interesting exception is the Haitian drum, song and dance tradition. According to the Smithsonian Museum, the Haitian tradition is the best living example of pre-European contact African drumming. In Africa, the traditions evolved.