Day: September 30, 2019

Negro Spiritual Post

Negro spirituals were composed and sung by African slaves. It is usually sung in call and response were there was a singer leading the song and a choir would respond. Negro spiritual is the largest

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Marian Anderson – The Undeniable Talent

Marian Anderson The Undeniable Talent by Ayami Oe Marian Anderson is known to be one of the pioneer singers of African Americans. Despite the social oppression, her talent was undeniably impressive. This post will discuss

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Ragtime by Olivia Tomlinson

Ragtime by Olivia Tomlinson Ragtime began around 1896 and continued up until the 1920s, where it was replaced by jazz.  Ragtime introduced uptempo syncopated beats, and was the first genre of music to be published

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Folk Music Article Review

My Thoughts on This Article I really loved reading this article because I was unaware of how some composers used negro spirituals as an influence for their pieces. To me, this infusion of negro spirituals

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How Bessie Smith and BB King Shaped Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fk2prKnYnIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHoXdHbMetE Between the 1920s and 1930s, Bessie Smith became the most popular female blues musician that there was. She led blues into its popular culture. She became known as the Queen of Blues. She was

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Blues Post

Blues as an important cultural work for African American history? by Sidnee Salter      In the 1920s, a new form of music derived from the style of folk music called blues emerged. Like the

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Blues Review

Published by Jewel Lewis The genre of Blues rooted in Africa, but it developed in the southern united states after the American Civil War that took place from 1861-1865. It was heavily influenced by ragtime

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