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Ragtime music originated from African-American communities in the late 19th century, descending from the jigs and march music played by black bands. It began as dance music in the red-light districts in cities such as St Louis and New Orleans, before becoming a popular music genre published as sheet music for piano. An example of popular ragtime music is the 1899 publication of the song 'Maple Leaf Rag' by ragtime composer Scott Joplin.

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