August Wilson

 August Wilson’s 1st Broadway play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom brings many problems on stage that reflects his whole contour of theatre corresponding to the blues, and his interest in each factual and fictional history. Ma Rainey (1886-1939), ‘Mother of Blues’ was the acknowledged blues singer in African yank folks culture. it's an integral a part of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom within which the blues is outlined as ‘a cultural expression and an understanding of life’ for African yank community throughout their painful history within the U.S. The blues primarily refers to African yank culture, and it reminds the characters of their past history; through the music the characters tell their stories,

and thru this try and perceive life itself, because the title character of the play defines that the blues is ‘life’s manner of talking.’ The intention of this text is to research the relations of the blues music and its significance as a cultural expression on characters as each musicians and African Americans within the play. The blues reflects the emotional content (sorrows, joys, plights and affairs, etc.) of African Americans, their experiences, their traditions and culture, at large.