Author: AlyssaMcCants

Music is Fluid

In this class I learned that all of the music we listen to regardless of genre is influenced by African American culture. White people tried

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Getting Funky

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bztE5IbQOo[/embedyt] Funk was born from the influence of many genres: jazz, R&B, soul, and African grooves. It existed in an early form in New

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Black and Proud

Soul was originated by African Americans in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, R&B and jazz. Soul became

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Impact of R&B

Rhythm and Blues genre originated in the 1940s. The term R&B was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African

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Hip Hop, Forever Evolving

Hip-hop started off as block party entertainment in New York’s poorest cities, It has grew to become a global phenomenon that dominates the music society

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The Wiz

Project Question 3. Compare the soundtrack of “The Wiz” to that of the original production “The Wizard of Oz”. How have the musical themes and

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Gospel in the 80s

Gospel music is a form of worship to Jesus Christ. What differs gospel from negro spirituals is the instruments used. Gospel music consists of rhythms

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From Griots to Blues

The origins of the blues takes place in the 1890s in Deep South. The styles of the blues has been linked to griots. Griots were

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Commodification in Blues

Blues music although originated by African Americans became popularized by European groups who adapted the techniques of the Delta Blues musicians. White artists and groups

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Ragtime

Ragtime music was started in the late 1800s by African Americans in bars, saloons and brothels. These were the only places at the time that

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