I am a classically-trained musician and when I did sing in church choir, it was mostly with choirs that performed Gregorian chant, polyphony, motets, etc. I also would cantor and still do cantor for the low masses at my cathedral which performs more traditional hymns.
That said, I have been to a couple masses at a church near my college which was mostly an all African-American congregation. They performed music the way the OP described. It wasn’t for me, so I never went back after a couple times, but I really appreciated the fact that they were doing things from their culture to help them with their prayer. I recently came back to that church to sing for a wedding and met the pastor. He told me that many of the people in the congregation also converted from other Protestant faiths and brought their cultural music with them. They also used a hymnal that has more Gospel music and some traditional African melodies for Catholic texts. I forget the name of the hymnal.