Day: May 6, 2019

Drop The Mic: Hip Hop

What is Hip Hop? Hip-hop, cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movement’s most lasting

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Detroit Techno-Blake Baxter

ABOUT DETROIT TECHNO Though many people associate techno music with the dance floors of Europe, the futuristic dance music that became known as techno was actually pioneered in Detroit, where it’s still celebrated to this

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H.E.R

ORIGIN Gabriella ‘Gabi’ Wilson was born in Vallejo, CA on June 27, 1997  She got her start as a ‘child prodigy’. She can sing and play the guitar, piano, bass and drums She first appeared

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A’Shiah N. Rachel Posts

A’Shiah N. Rachel Check out our Intro to Ragtime Video by Alix Swann, Makeena Walker, and A’Shiah N. Rachel Video Transcript Welcome Class! Today we are talking about Ragtime. In 1886, pianos were more common

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Bay Area Rap

BAY AREA? Although there are many regions in the U.S. with a bay, the San Francisco Bay Area claims the title, ‘The Bay Area’ or ‘The Bay’ The Bay Area is a region surrounding San

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Jubilee Quartet Posts

Shout Four!-An Overview of the Capital City Four and the Jubilee Four!! Background of Jubilee Quartets The Jubilee Quartet was a more polished, sophisticated version of the Negro Spiritual and were now arranged,  usually sang

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Jeff Mills – The Wizard

Jeff Mills Jeffery Eugene Mills was born June 18, 1953 in Detroit, MI.  Mills is know widely as a techno DJ, composer, producer, and recording artist.  Nicknamed as “The Wizard,” Mills became a force to

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Disco Origin

ORIGIN Disco started in the 1970s Disco os formally known as a genre of music, specifically dance Disco has R&B and funk elements It heavily influenced the cultural of the day which includes fashion Disco

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