Author: Assata Gui'Chard

Play that Funky Music

FUNKY MUISC Funk music was created by James Brown. Funk started in the 1970s. Some of the elements of funk is four on the floor beats, fast tempo, and syncopated bass lines. Most of the

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Musical Theater

Black People in the Musical Theater African Americans were able to express themselves through acting. Majority of the musical theaters happened in New York City. White people would make fun of black people with black

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop Movement Hip Hop was created by African Americans, Latinos, and Caribbean Americans. This genre originated in the Bronx, New York during the 1970s to present day. Hip Hop was associated with graffiti, break

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Techno

Techno music was influenced by disco music. A fun fact is that techno music is short for technology music. This genre originated in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. Techno used electric instruments, drum machines, computers,

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Disco

DISCO FUN IN THE 70s Disco originated in New York City and Philadelphia in the 1970s. Disco music is a combination of multiple genres like funk, soul, and gospel. African Americans contributed a lot to

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G o s p e l

Gospel Music Gospel is different because it talks about God in the lyrics. That’s that only reason why it can be in the music genre. Gospel is used to express the love and appreciation for

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Jazz

Jazz Jazz originated in New Orleans, Louisiana from the 1920s to the present. This genre is a mix of ragtime and blues. There are many different genres of jazz like modal, funk, fusion, bebop, traditional,

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Ragtime

Ragtime Era Ragtime was developed in St. Louis, Missouri. The Ragtime era lasted from 1896 to 1920. This time period was known as the Roaring 20s. Ragtime later transformed into Jazz. This genre of music

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