Hip Hop

Hip Hop Hip hop is a musical genre that advanced as part of hip hop subculture, and is defined by means of 4 key stylistic factors: rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling, and beatboxing.  Hip hop started out within the South Bronx of New York City in the 1970s. The time period rap is often used synonymously with hip hop, but hip hop also denotes the practices of an entire tradition. Hip hop arose at some stage in the 1970s whilst block parties have become more and more famous in New York City, specifically within the Bronx, in which African American and Puerto Rican influences combined. […]

Jazz Music

Jazz Jazz music was has been a life force ever since it originated in black communities in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The specific place of origin is Congo Square, which was the only place slaves were allowed to gather and play music. This tradition continued and caused the […]

Gender and the Blues

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Jubilee Quartets

m jubilee quartets Create Your Own Playlist Golden Gate Quartet 1934 The Golden Gate Quartet is the most commercially successful jubilee quartet. It was founded in Norfolk, Virginia in 1934. Some of the group’s early songs include Golden Gate Gospel Train and Ride Up In the Chariot. The Golden Gate Quartet was inducted into The […]

The Legacy of Negro Spirituals

The Legacy of Negro Spirituals Negro spirituals are songs that were sung by slaves as a way to cope with their subjugation and hope for freedom. At first, these songs were learned and sung by rote. The voice is generally the only instrument used in Negro spirituals. The first collection of Negro spirituals ever recorded […]

Critique of “The History of Folk Music”

Critique of “The History of Folk Music” This blog post gives the reader a clear and structured general overview of the historical context behind folk music. It discusses the topic through several larger aspects, such as origin, characteristics/elements, social implications, and commodification. Before reading this, I assumed that folk music was originated by white people […]