“Black art has always existed. It just hasn’t been looked for in the right places.”

Romare Bearden

 

Musical Theater

Musical Theater The first shows were Black people were represented through black face in the 1890s. This was a widely used technique for people to

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Disco Ballll

Are you ready to Discooo Babyyyy Disco is more than a genre, for many it was a lifestyle that emerged in the late 60’s and

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All About That Techno

All ABout That Technooo Techno is one of the genres that I find to be the most interesting. Emerging from Detroit in the 80’s, techno

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Hip Hop Hippity Hop

Hip Hop Hippity Hop Currently, Hip Hop is one of the most popular genres and has a long, deep-rooted history. Hip Hop made a comeback

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“Ima Classic Man”

“Ima Classic Man” Classical music is a genre or style of music that did not originate from black people, but grew in appreciation and contribution

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God is Good, All the Time

God is Good, All the Time Gospel music began to gain popularity in the 1930s. Following emancipation, African American composers wrote songs that focused on

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Time to Jazz

Time to Jazz Jazz music developed in New Orleans, Louisiana in the early 20th century. The population of the city was the most diverse if

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Jekalyn Carr

Biography Jekalyn Carr was born April 22, 1997 to Jennifer and Allen Carr. Carr group up in West Memphis, Arkansas with a brother, Allen Jr.,

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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

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Ragtime

Ragtime is a genre of musical composition for the piano, generally in duple meter and containing a highly syncopated treble lead over a rhythmically steady

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Negro Spirituals

Origin Negro spirituals were songs created by slaves to express what they were going through and their Christian values. They were often reffered to as

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Color Me Blue

Background The Blues were heavily influenced by the struggles of Black people, both socially and economically. White people in America still held power and instilled

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Folk Music

A Critique of “Folk Music- The Beginning”             The Folk Music post by Jordann Ford was a great introduction. The post gives you a great

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