Day: May 7, 2019

The Power of Hip-Hop

The Beat is Hot! The term “Hip-Hop” was first used by the South Bronx community leader Afrika Bambaataa . “Hip”, meaning ‘current’, has been a part of the African American vernacular english language since 1904. 

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Let’s Get Funky!!!

What is Funk Music? Funk music was created in the mid 1960s . This genre of music can be described as jazz, soul, rhythm, and blues. One of the most known funk artists you will

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Techno

Introduction to Techno Music Techno music originates from Detroit, Michigan during the 1980s. Techno music can be described as a blend of different black styles of music such as funk and jazz. It is also

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Marva Whitney-Funk

History of Funk Funk, rhythm-driven musical genre popular in the 1970s and early 1980s that linked soul to later African-American musical styles. Like many words emanating from the African-American oral tradition, funk defies literal definition, for its usage varies with circumstance.

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Gospel Posts

Gospel Music Old School Vs. New School Gospel music is the twentieth-century form of African American religious music that evolved in urban cities following the Great Migration of Blacks from the rural South around the

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Rhythym & Blues: Anita Baker

ANITA BAKER Professional Life Anita Baker was born on January 26, 1958 in Toledo Ohio. When she was two, her mother abandoned her and Baker was raised by a foster family in Detroit, Michigan Baker’s

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Techno in Detroit

The Techno Way Detroit Techno is the beginning of Techno as we know it today. Techno is referred to as “Detroit Techno” when it is in its original form, origin, and definitive sound. Detroit Techno

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The Evolution of Gospel

#KnowYourGospel Gospel music is unique amongst white and black cultures. Of course, we are here to discuss the Black Gospel. Black spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz , and slave songs all had a hand in the

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