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,
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
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,
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
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.