Day: January 14, 2020

Negro Spirituals: Express Yourself

Expression Through Throughout slavery, singing was the way slaves could express themselves and their emotions. It was also the way they communicated escapes. Negro spirituals were also the African Americans form of religious music during

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Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald Audra McDonald, born july 3rd, 1970 in West Berlin, Germany, is an American singer and actress.  She is a classically trained Soprano, and earning a Bachelor of Music from the Julliard School of Music

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Blame it on the Boogie!

Blame it on the Boogie! The Disco Era Disco was a genre heavily associated with freedom: it was a soundtrack of resistance, laced through other art forms such as film and fashion. Characteristics: Fast tempo

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The Gospel Truth

The Gospel Truth Origins The gospel genre officially originated in the 1930s. Gospel music was, and continues to be, a way for Black people to give praise and worship. This has been a large component

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It’s Ragtime!

It’s Ragtime! Ragtime music was music for the people, by the people. It was widely accessible through sheet music, and was played in many Black households from 1896 – 1920. Ragtime music was also performed

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