Day: October 2, 2019

Negro Spirituals

Negro spirituals are a staple in the black community. They are poly rhythmic and tend to reference religion. A prominent negro spiritual artist was Marian Anderson. She used music as a conduit for her activism.

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Ragtime Post

Ragtime was the first African American music genre to be popularized in mainstream american culture. Although this genre was popular, in mainstream media it degraded black people. This was done through the use of cakewalks,

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Jubilee Quartet

m jubilee quartets Add Your Heading Text Here Golden Gate Quartets The Golden Gate Quartets is one of the most known Jubilee Quartet Groups. Their peak of success occurred around the time of World War

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Women In Blues

Women in blues, specifically black women were prominent figures. They rose above the cards they were dealt with.Black women faced oppression, misogyny,  racism, and poverty. Without black women the genre of blues would not have

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Blues: Women in Blues

Women in Blues ………..In history, women never got the credit they deserve for the impacts they had on everything. However, without women, somethings would not have happened or would have occurred much later. The women

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The Blues

Background  Towards the end of the first decade of the 20th century, the term “blues”started to become associated with a new style emerging from Black communities in the southern United States.What made blues distinctly different

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All About Ragtime

Background  Ragtime was a musical style way before the music was given a name. The ragtime style gained widespread popularity from about 1896 to 1920. Ragtime was conceived as song, dance, and syncopated instrumental music.

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History of Jubilee Quartets

Background The African American quartet tradition is an artistic form that originated in the mid-1800s. The early African American a capella vocal groups were originally known as Jubilee Quartets.  The quartet tradition is a blending

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Jubilee Quartet

The period where jubilee occurred was between the lat 19th and 20th century and it was used to finance universities and colleges during hardships. Fisk University was the first to develop a quartet and they

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