Author: Atia Rahim

Detroit Techno

Origin of Detroit Techno: Techno is a form of electronic music produced using a wide range of analog electronic and computer-based digital instruments and software. It was originated by Juan Atkins in the 1980s. Elements

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop, which originally emerged in largely African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Latino communities of the Bronx, is now one of the most popular and influential genres of music amongst all people today. Not only is

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Gospel over the years

Gospel music is religious music of African Americans that emerged in urban centers during the early decades of the twentieth century. Gospel music is performed for aesthetic pleasure, religious and ceremonial purposes, and also as

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Motown Records

What is Motown Records? Motown Records is a recording company developed by record executive Berry Gordon and owned by Universal Music Group. Motown specializes in soul music with a pop influence. Due to that crossover

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Black and Blues

Origin: The Blues originated from rural areas and small towns in the deep South and Midwest like New Orleans, Memphis, and St. Louis. The blues was the most self-contained type of Black music created during

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…And all that JAZZ

Introduction to JAZZ Jazz is considered the pinnacle of African American music in the 20th century and is distinguished by its originality in improvisation and virtuosity, its erudition of its performers and composers, and its

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Pilgrim Jubilees

ORIGIN The Pilgrim Jubilees, sometimes commonly known as “The Jubes” are a black gospel group established in 1934. The group was established by original group member Willie Johnson and Elgie Graham, who were from Jackson,

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Negro Spirituals

  ORIGIN When Africans were enslaved they were not granted the freedom to express their own religious beliefs or non-beliefs. Instead, they were forced into Christianity by their slave owners. As a result of that,

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