Day: October 5, 2018

Black Classical

Origin of the Genre Unlike other African American music genres. The classical genre was not created by blacks. The earliest recorded classical time period is the medieval period ( 500-1400).  Although the term ” classical music” was

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Introduction: Maya Brown

Hello! My name is Maya Brown. I am a sophomore economics major from Augusta, Ga. I am taking this class to fulfill my fine arts credit but I am very excited to learn more about

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Ragtime

Ragtime became popular towards the end of the 1800s. It is the early predecessor to what we know of today is jazz. It was first played within heavily congregated areas within the black communities after

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets originated in the mid-1800s within the African American university singing movement.  They were the earliest forms of African American a cappella groups and were given the name because of the characteristics of their

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Spiritual

Negro Spirituals were songs sung by slaves in the early 1800s and are recognized as the earliest form of religious music among African Americans.  Slaves used these spirituals to express their religious faith, feelings, celebration,

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Harry T. Burleigh

Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh was a black classical composer, arranger, and baritone soloist from Erie, Pennsylvania. He received his earliest music education from his mother, and was influenced by his grandfather, a former slave who

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Ragtime

Origin of Genre & Characteristics Ragtime came about in the late 1800s. Known for its lively presence with an accompaniment of a piano it wasn’t long before Ragtime took off. The term “rag” came from

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