Alexa Fortune-Jones

Swing
Alexa Fortune-Jones

Swing Jazz

Swing Swing Jazz was a popular form of jazz music in the 30s and 40s derived from New Orleans. Its defined by swing feel, a

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Musical Theater
Alexa Fortune-Jones

Musical Theater

Musical Theater A genre of drama in which singing and dancing are the most essential parts to telling the story. Musical theater began in Greece

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Techno
Alexa Fortune-Jones

Techno

Techno Origin- in the 80s the advancement of technology birthed thisElectronic dance music. It was born in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. The Bellville Three;

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Disco
Alexa Fortune-Jones

Disco

Disco Origin- a unique type of dance music emerged centrally in NewYork in the 70s influenced by African American’s and enjoyed by all. The popularity

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Gospel
Alexa Fortune-Jones

Aint God Good?!..All the time!

Ain’t God Good?! All the time! Origin– gospel music’s is Christian music deeply rooted in African American history and culture stemming from negro spirituals. Gospel

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Ragtime
Alexa Fortune-Jones

Ragtime

Origin- Also called the ‘Coon Song’, 1896-early 20s created in Mississippi & Missouri. Ragtime is a primarily piano style son, directly influenced jazz, originated from

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Blues
Alexa Fortune-Jones

Blues

Origin- The blues became popular in the early 20th century and died down in the 1920ish. Blues was classified a work song, meaning African Americans

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Spirituals
Alexa Fortune-Jones

Negro Spirituals

Origin Negro spirituals were created by blacks during the time of enslavement. African music and religion was banned, to push Christianity. Slaves adapted using Christian

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Folk
Alexa Fortune-Jones

FOLK MUSIC

In the article African American Legacy by Zoe Watkins Folk music consists of different elements such as call and response, polyrhythms, patting juba, and acceleration.

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