The Diasporic De-Classified: Blacks in Classical Music

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Musical Theatre

How did the minstrel develop? Describe its form, major characters, and musical content. Minstrel shows developed in the mid 19th century as way to mock

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George Duke: bibliography

Keyes, Cheryl L. “Sound, Voice, and Spirit: Teaching in the Black Music Vernacular.” Black Music Research Journal, vol. 29, no. 1, 2009, pp. 11–24. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20640669.

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88 Keys to Life: Ragtime

Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag is perhaps the most famous Ragtime song in the world. While many know the song, many do not know its composer

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From the Heart: Folk Music

Unlike Negro Spirituals that are sacred, Folk Music is secular.  It is derived from rural Black life. Folk music utilizes instruments like the banjo, self

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Sound Gumbo: Jazz Music

Having it roots in New Orleans, jazz music stared in the early 20th century. After ragtime became white washed, Creole citizens were forced to create

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