Author: dburton4

Funky Town

Funk was born from the influence of many genres such as jazz, R&B, soul, and African grooves. It already existed in an early form in

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It’s time to get jazzy

In the late 1800s while parts of America were stomping their feet to military marches, people in New Orleans were dancing to VooDoo Rhythms.  New

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What’s classical music?

Classical music is the only  genre of music that was not created by African-American people. Classical music is referred to as music produced in the

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I Got The Blues

Blues music came about during the 1800s in Mississippi. It was initially a folk  music popular among former slaves living in the Mississippi Delta, the flat

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Kanye West Bibliography

“Biography.” Biography.com , www.biography.com/people/kanye-west-362922. Contributor. “Kanye West & Adidas: How the Collab Happened.” Highsnobiety, Highsnobiety, 17 Feb. 2018, www.highsnobiety.com/2016/07/06/kanye-west-adidas-history/. Khal. “A History of Kanye West

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commodification in blues

Blues music came from African Americans who were expressing their sad feelings through music.  Blue was spread across the country when black freed slaves moved

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Ragtime!

Ragtime music was created by African American musicians and a lot of them did not known how to read or write music.  It came about

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Jubilee Quartet Post

The African American quartet tradition originated in the mid 1800s as an outgrowth of the African American university singing movement. They were African American acapella

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