n.— «long with other bands from historically black colleges and universities, or H.B.C.U.‘s, it is an example of a robust vernacular American musical form that serves a social function and isn’t aiming at commercial success.» —“Where the Game Is Just a Warm-Up for the Band” by Ben Ratliff in Houston New York Times Sept. 8, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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