Author: amandakelley1

Artist Post: Betty Wright

Betty Wright Soul and R&B singer Betty Wright was born December 21, 1953, in Miami, Florida. She started out as a member of her family’s own gospel group The Echoes of Joy and began working

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater Musical Theater originated before the late 1890s. This genre is due to the participation of African Americans in productions such as shows on Broadway. The works of African Americans were typically limited to

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Techno

Techno Techno is a genre that sounds like its name technology. It gives you a feeling of electricity which is what all technology needs. Techno is a genre of electronic dance music. Techno originated in

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Go! Go! Disco

Go! Go! Disco Disco is a form of nightlife dance music that came about in the 1970’s . Disco can be traced back to urban cities such as New York due to it vast population

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Pass the Jazz

Pass the JAZZ Jazz is a music genre that we reviewed in Survey African American Music this semester. Jazz is a genre that originated in African American communities within New Orleans. Jazz has been around

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Graceful Gospel

Graceful Gospel Gospel music is a 1 of the many genres we focused on throughout this semester. Gospel music is one of the easiest genres to recognize within the African American community. Gospel music can

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Ragin’ Ragtime

Ragtime 1896-1920 Ragtime is a genre of music that is very interesting to me. This is because it doesn’t seem to have lyrics and it also reminds me of tom and jerry. Ragtime was created

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Jammin’ Jubilee Quartets

1880-1929 The Jubilee Quartets Published by Amanda Kelley The Jubilee Quartets is personally my favorite music genre we have learned about so far. I love how its really natural and not too much background music.

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Bleeding the Blues

Bleeding The Blues Being in music class has really helped me to develop a deeper understanding of multiple genres of music. The genre we reviewed this week in the survey of African American music this

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Negro Spiritual

Negro Spiritual Posted by Amanda Kelley 9/15/19. The music genre Negro Spiritual was first introduced to society during the 17th century. This kind of music allowed people of African descent who were brought to America

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