Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol 2019 Concert

93rd Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert I did not think I was going to enjoy the Christmas Concert. I thought the glee club was going to sing traditional Christmas songs. The Glee Club from both colleges sung a variety of Christmas songs. A lot of the songs that I heard during the Christmas Carol, I […]

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 songs are about love and dancing. The melody of funk music is easy to remember. Funk has a connection to […]

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 face. The white people would pain the face the color black and act how they portrayed black people to be. […]

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 dancing, and DJ breaking. The six elements of hip hop was consciousness awareness, civil rights awareness, activism awareness, justice, political […]


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, samplers, and track mixers. A listener is able to identify techno music by smaller bass drops. The creators of techno […]


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 the disco genre. Disco was known as a dancing music. This genre was catered toward African Americans, Latinos, LGBT, and […]

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 God. Negro spirituals and Jubilee Quartets turned into Gospel. The two categories for gospel is traditional and transitional. Transitional gospel […]


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, swing, and others. Some well known Jazz artists are Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and […]


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 was known for piano playing. The left hand was known for the easy piano notes. The right hand was known […]


Assata Kehlani Ashley Parrish Kehlani was born was born on April 24, 1995. She was born in Oakland , California. She was raised and adopted by her aunt because her mother was addicted to drugs and her father died from having a drug addiction. Kehlani identifies as black, Spanish, native american, and white. She attended […]

R&B is the New Blues

Rhythm and Blues is the New Bluesby Assata Gui’Chard R& B is the the new blues because my generation grew up on R&B. The older generations are familiar with blues. The younger generation is familiar with r&b. R&B and Blues both have to deal with emotions. For example, Beyonce talks about her love life, relationships, […]

A Review on Negro Spirituals

The Spirit of Negros, Displayed Through Music I read the The Spirit of Negros, Displayed Through Music by Alexia Khalil. I learned that Negro Spirituals also known as African American Spirituals can be traced back to slavery. Negro spiritual was used by the enslaved people to share their story of being oppressed and enslaved. Negro […]

A Review on Folk Music

Review on Folk Music by Assata Gui’Chard I read the article called Folk Music: The Beginning by Jordann Ford. This article was very informative and provided a overall the history of folk music. Everything from the article was new information for me. The article provided pictures, examples, and videos about the information. I was able […]