Day: December 2, 2019

Disco Fever

DISCO FEVER Disco, an abbreviation of the French word discothèque, is a musical genre that came from underground dance venues in New York City during the 1970’s. DJs paved the way for the genre by

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Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals The transatlantic slave trade was a dark time for enslaved Africans, as colonizers attempted to strip them of everything that pertains to the human experience: family, individuality, culture, and music. During this time,

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Disco: A New Way of Life

A new musical genre emerged in the 1980’s called Disco. Disco was brought on to the scene by DJ’s that were initially in New York. Fashion. music, dance trends, and a new culture emerged from

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Gospel

Gospel Black gospel music came about from the roots of negro spirituals. It really made its rise in the 1930’s. These songs focused on biblical themes and was used as a way to integrate their

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Hip hop by Jadah Best

Hip Hop Late 1970’s Current A newer genre of African American music, hip-hop is a style of music that was foundered in New York City. Although, throughout the years hip-hop has evolved with the times,

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Gospel Music Review- Kendall Jones

Similar to negro spirituals. Gospel music is used to heal, uplift and spread the message of God. During the 19th century. Slaves were only permitted to gather in churches. Gospel music was the best way

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Blues

Blues m blues blues 1930-1940 12 bar blues 1946-1969 iNFLUENTIAl blues musicians bessie smith known as “Empress of the Blues,” first seen in minstrel shows, her music usually consisted of strong themes, such as feminism,

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Gospel

Gospel music originated from hymns, call response, shouting, and negro spirituals. It became a genre after slavery which infused all of its predecessors. The genre is uplifting, and talks of a higher power.Thomas Dorsey is

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Musical Theater: Done the Right Way

Musical Theater: Done the Right Way Black people weren’t originally able to partake in musical theater performances because of course, racism and segregation. To take the place of African Americans, were white people in blackface.

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