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Amaya Hinds

Amaya Hinds


Black Music Scholar

Compilation of Blog Posts, Videos, and Biographies.

Artist Biography

Blog Posts

Where Spirituals Were “Sang”

Invisible Church Background After years of being enslaved, and generations transcending, African Americans began to pay particular attention to religion. Upon being brought from their

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The Blind Boys of Alabama

Eric Mckinnie, Jimmy Carter, Clarence Fountain, Bishop Billy Bowers. Blind Boys of Alabama The Blind Boys of Alabama are an all men gospel group that

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Rhythm & Blues

Motown Records 01.12.1959 Music and Musicians Who Founded Motown? On January 12, 1959, a young African-American songwriter from Detroit named Berry Gordy founded the company

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HipHop, Rap & All That

Hip-Hop, Rap & All That’ Hip-Hop and Rap are the two most important cultural genre’s of music. In order to fully understand, what and who

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Go DJ, That’s My DJ

What is techno without… Techno king 01 about Juan Atkins Juan Atkins, a member of the Bellville three, is one of the main proponents and

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Disco All The Way

Four On The Floor Element of Disco 1970’s What is Disco? Disco as a genre emerged out of an urban culture in the early 1970s.

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Amaya Hinds

Amaya Hinds Black Music Scholar Compilation of Blog Posts, Videos, and Biographies. Artist Biography Blog Posts Ragtime Group Video Final Testimony Over the course of

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Ragtime Group Video

Final Testimony

Over the course of this Survey of African American music class, I have learned much about the history of African American music. Before taking this course, I was not as educated on the development of each genre of music discussed. Completing all assignments of this course, and being present for discussion has allowed me to have more knowledge of the history of each of the following genres.  Folk, Negro Spirituals, Jubilee Quartets, Gospel, Ragtime, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Disco, Techno, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop, and Soul. Because of this class, I am able to converse about the history of each genre, and even name some key artists and composers of each era. I am also able to discuss elements, and components of each genre because of the extra credit posts I have completed. I received a good grade on the midterm and I always contribute to the positive environment Dr. Johnson creates.  This is why I feel as though, I should be exempt from the final. 

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