Definitions for "Call and response"
Keywords:  soloist, musician, singer, sings, solo
Comes from song leaders and choirs in West Africa. Song leader calls out a phrase and choir responds with a musical phrase. Can also occur between a singer and instruments.
A musical conversation in which instrumentalists and/or vocalists answer one another.
A style of music where a lead singer or musician performs a solo line of music, which is "answered" by a group of musicians with another line of music. The solo and group continue to alternate in this fashion.
an album of soaring anthems that would express the same anger and bleak desperation were it entirely instrumental
Call and response is a form of "spontaneous verbal and non-verbal interaction between speaker and listener in which all of the statements ('calls') are punctuated by expressions ('responses') from the listener", as stated by Smitherman.
Call and Response (C.A.R.) is a Californian pop band.