Author: Aryanna Lawson

Concert Reflection

“Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View By Angela Brown” Concert Reflection Angela Brown On October 13th, I went to see the magnificent soprano opera singer, Angela Brown. This was my first opera concert but this

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We Got the Funk!

Let’s get FUNKy! Origins Funk music originated in the late 1960s as outgrowth of R&B music. Funk music was made by African Americans by combining different elements of different genres such as jazz, soul, and

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Techno!

Techno! Origins Techno music is electronic dance music that originate in Detroit, Michigan during the mid 1980’s. Techno music was influenced by many African Americans genres such as, funk.  Characteristics Techno music is usually very

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Musical Theater!

Musical Theater! Origins Musical theater originated before the late 1890’s and was developed due to the participation of African Americans in broadway shows. The origin of blacks in broadways and minstrel shows were used as

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GO! GO! Disco

GO! GO! Disco Origins Disco originated in the 1970’s from urban nightlife scene from  and can be traced to urban cities such as New York city, where many blacks and latinos lived. Disco came about

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Jazz Post

Jazz Music Origins Jazz music originated in the New Orleans, Louisiana during the early 20th century and began to spread throughout America. As musicians traveled around jazz was developed, and was deeply inspired by ragtime.

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SWV Artist Paper

SWV Music Group Introduction SWV, which stands for, Sister with Voices, is an American R&B vocal trio from New York City. The members of this group are Cheryl Gamble also known as “Coco”, Tamara Johnson

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Folk Post

Origin Folk music has been a part of African American history since we arrived in the Americas. Folk music is performed by people and people and passed down by the people to the next generation.

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Gospel Post

By: Aryanna Lawson Origins Gospel music emerged in the twentieth century, and evolved into African American religious music. Gospel music emerged from urban cities such as Chicago, Detroit, and New York. There were many elements

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Ragtime

Origins  Ragtime was a genre that originated in the late 19th around 1896 and began to decline in popularity in the 1920s. Ragtime was one of the first that genres that created the syncopations of

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