negro spirituals

Negro Spirituals

Definition

Dates of creation

Is it a folksong?

Popular Spirituals

Where does the name derive from?

Definitions:

Work songs

Camp meetings

Brush arbor meetings

Bush meetings

Ring shout

Sorrow songs

Jubilees

Folk Spiritual

Arranged solo spiritual

Arranged Choir Concert Spiritual 

Was there a secret language in the Negro Spiritual (explain use examples)?

What is the Negro Spirituals connection to religion in America?

What is Africanized Christianity?

Is there such a thing as a “white spiritual”?

What is the HBCU connection to the Negro Spiritual?

Who are the noted composers of the Negro Spiritual?

Who are the noted singers of the Negro Spiritual?

Explain how the Negro Spiritual has evolved from 1864 – 2021

Using musical examples and critique.

Informative Videos

Recent Scholarship

Kaia Bruce and Sierra Simmons

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Negro Spirituals: The Slave Songbook

The Christian themed backbone of gospel music in the form of religious work songs with African rhythm and common chanting styles that initially served as a coping mechanism for slavery but has served for all forms of black plight in America.

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