Month: September 2018

Arthur Cunningham

Arthur Cunningham was born in November of 1928 in New York. As a child, Cunningham was trained in both jazz and classical music at the

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Florence Price

Origin Florence Price was born Florence Beatrice Price on April 9, 1887 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was an African American classical composer for most

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Crazy Blues

Origin of the Genre The blues originated in the 1890s and was played all throughout the South.  It was created by African Americans as a

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I’ve Got The Blues

From deep southern, African American roots at the end of the 19th century, a musical genre that would become world-renowned was born: Blues. The Blues,

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Michael Dyson Reflection

I really enjoyed watching Michael Dyon’s interview. Throughout the interview, many controversial subjects were discussed but were all surrounded by the fact that white mediocrity trumps

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I Got the Blues

Origin & Characteristics Blues music originated in the south during the late 1800s. Many elements of blues music come from European and African influences. Characteristics

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