Barbershop is a music style that was born in North America and has a long and colourful history. It’s roots are based in the male African American culture.
A selection from the A Cappella Foundation states The “barbershop” style of music is first associated with black southern quartets of the 1870s, such as The American Four and The Hamtown Students.
To learn more about the history and evolution of Barbershop visit these web sites.
History of Barbershop – www.acappellafounation.org
Barbershop Harmony Society – www.barbershop.org