Author: Christal Smith

Your Arms Too Short to Box with God

Your Arms Too Short to Box With God is a gospel musical about the book of Mathews written by Vinnette Carroll. It premiered on Broadway December 1976. The musical was also revived on Broadway in

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The story behind “King of the South”

Origin Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. also know as T.I. or

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Get Funky with Earth, Wind & Fire

Origin Funk music made its debut in the late 1960’s early 1970’s. Funk has a rhythmic style that is dance feel to it. It was developed from genres such as soul, jazz, and rhythm and

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Classical Music

Origin Classical music was originated during the Medieval Times. There were only a few African American composers and some resided in slave states.They received formal instruction from immigrant European musicians. Some African American composers learned

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Blues in the South

Origin Blues is a musical genre that originated in the south by African Americans at the end of the 19th century. It was heavily influenced by work songs, field hollers, spirituals, etc. After slavery African

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Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson had an interview on “The Breakfast Club.” He stated many things that stood out to me. He talked about Beyonce and how she’s victim of her own genius. He talked about how

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Ragtime Rhythm

Origin and Characteristics Ragtime became popular and originated in 1896-1920. It “came into existence long before the music was given a name.” It is a popular music style and a practice that is applied to

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Jubilee Quartets

Origin Quartets were originated in the mid-1800’s they were an outgrowth of the “African American Singing Movement.” Quartets are a cappella vocal group that were first known as jubilee quartets because of the nature of

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