Lil Uzi Vert

LIL UZI VERT ABSTRACT Lil Uzi is a hip hop artist that emerged on the scene in 2016. Lil Uzi Vert is an artist that is not tied down to one genre. He takes on the qualities of the genres of rock & roll, pop,  R&B, and alternative. Not only did he change the game […]

Musical Theater

MUSICAL THEATER Ciara Terry Before the late 1890s, the image portrayed of African-Americans on Broadway was a “secondhand vision of black life created by European-American performers.”Stereotyped “coon songs” were popular, and blackface was common. Will Marion Cook and Bob Cole brought black-written musical comedy to Broadway in 1898. Cook’s Clorindy, or The Origin of the […]


TECHNO Ciara Terry Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States in the mid-to-late 1980s.Techno is generally repetitive instrumental music, often produced for use in a continuous DJ set. The central rhythm is often in common time (4/4), while the tempo typically varies between 120 and […]


Ciara Terry 9.10.19 DISCO Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States’ urban nightlife scene.The disco sound is typified by “four-on-the-floor”beats, syncopated bass-lines, and string sections, horns, electric piano, synthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars. Lead guitar features less frequently in disco than in rock. […]

Jazz- Traditional Jazz

Jazz Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as “America’s classical music”. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a […]


Gospel Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has […]


Ragtime, is a syncopated musical style, one forerunner of jazz and the predominant style of American popular music from about 1899 to 1917. Ragtime evolved in the playing of honky-tonk pianists along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers in the last decades of the 19th century. It was influenced by minstrel-show songs, blacks’ banjo styles, and […]


Blues Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit dolor This is the heading Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit dolor Click Here By: Ciara Terry 9.29.19 Blues is essentially music that speaks on the plight of African-Americans in […]

Jubilee Quartets

By: Ciara Terry 9.25.19 Jubilee Quartets was the era following Negro Spirituals. Jubilee Quartets was a known quartet (usually four males, some had one women, or even had more than four) that sung old negro spirituals together. They sung the Negro Spirituals in harmony, but everyone in the group served a designated purpose. 1st tenor […]

Negro Spirituals

Ciara Terry 9/13/19 The genre of negro spirituals came out of slavery and symbolized the African plight of being ripped away from his homeland, separated from their family, and all the other atrocious crimes against them. Negro spirituals also served as a beacon of hope and freedom, and it allowed African-Americans to unify. Negro Spirituals […]

Review of Article on Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price

Ciara Terry 9/5/2019 In the article it expounds on how black woman have utilized their voice in terms of social change and justice, and how the amplification of black women’s voice has transcended over time. But the article was very insightful and gave me another perspective of how black women’s role in music has always […]


Opinion Piece on Folk Music 8/27/2019 Ciara Terry In the “Folk Post” article on May 6th, 2019, it speaks on the history, origin, and purpose of Folk Music and how it exemplifies cultural appropriation and white-washing of African culture. The article defined Folk music, as a african music art element that was formed through pain, […]