The Evolution of Black Music Videos in the Last Decade

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Who is Gherbo?

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Gage, D. (2020, April 10). G Herbo is still reckoning with ‘PTSD’. Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/g-herbo-ptsd-interview-981805/ Gee, A. (2021, July 1). G Herbo’s life at 25. Complex. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://www.complex.com/music/g-herbo-profile-interview-25 Green, D. (2021, July 7). G […]

The Drinkard Singers

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Father Nicholas “Nitch” Drinkard encouraged his children to form a gospel singing group in 1938. They were known as the Drinkard Quartet. Later, they changed their name to the Drinkard Singers which consisted of Emily Drinkard, her sisters Anne Moss, Lee Warrick, and brothers Nickolas […]

The Fisk Jubilee Singers 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylD4zvvN79Y The Fisk Jubilee Singers were a group of African American singers studying at Fisk University. They are recognized for preserving African American spirituals. The University was experiencing financial hardship, a musical professor created a nine member choral ensemble of students and went on tour to earn money for the school. The original Jubilee Singers […]

Michael, Row the Boat Ashore

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore” is an African American spiritual first noted during the American Civil War on one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina, St.Helena Island. It was sung by former enslaved persons whose owners had abandoned the island. […]

Who is the Queen of Folk Music?

Odetta was an American singer, actress, guitarist, lyricist, and a civil and human rights activist.  Odetta was born on December 31, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama to Reuben Holmes and Flora Sanders. In 1937, Odetta and her mother moved to Los Angeles after the death of her father. In 1940, Odetta’s teacher noticed her vocal talents. She […]