Month: December 2017

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Natasha Tameika Cobbs was born July 7, 1981 in Jesup, Georgia. She is the daughter of Bishop Fritz Cobbs and Lady Bertha Cobbs who led

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James Brown meets Disco

An article by soulandfunk.com reads, “Disco music owed a great deal to funk. Many early disco songs and performers came directly from funk-oriented backgrounds.” An

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So This is Where We Part

At the beginning of this semester, my sophomore year here at Spelman, I struggled to find a course that would satisfy my credits for graduation

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TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)

“TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” is a 1974 hit recording by MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) featuring vocals by The Three Degrees. A classic example of

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Juan Atkins

Juan Atkins (born September 12, 1962) is an American musician. He is widely credited as the originator of techno music,[1] specifically Detroit Techno along with Derrick May

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History Behind Techno

In the early eighties a trio of pioneers in Detroit began merging the sounds of synthpop and Italo-disco with funk.They listened to an influential radio

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Metroplex + Juan Atkins

Metroplex was a techno record label that was founded in Detroit in 1985 by Juan Atkins. Metroplex was crucial in the rising popularity and techno scene

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What difference does it make?

Throughout this class we have learned about the progression of music since Africans were first brought over to America as slaves. Although it would be

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Nathaniel Dett

Nathaniel Dett’s music and style consisted of Combined Spirituals and Art Songs as well as Folk music he was the first American composer to fuse

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