Funk originated in the mid-1960’s by African American people. It is a mixture of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Some characteristics of Funk music include rhythm and tempo, harmony, vocals, electric guitar, and keyboards.
Before black people started to perform in musicals, they were mocked by white performers and the shows were called “coon songs”. In 1898, Will Marion Cook and Bob Cole made the first black written playwright
Gospel music originated in the early 20th century. Gospel music has roots in blues and spiritual music. Some spiritual songs had hidden messages in them and were used by slaves to spread messages. Gospel songs
Disco originally started in the 1940s as the word “Discotheque”. In France, Bebop, jitterbug, and other dance genres were banned by the Nazis. People who were in resistance met in underground clubs called “discotheque”, hence
Jubilee Quartets started in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The money made from the performances would be used to fund historically black colleges and universities. The first jubilee quartet was started at
Originally blues came from the genre of folk music. The blues revival came during the 1960’s when popular African American musicians became more relevant in the music industry. Women in Blues sung about two main