The Important of Black Musical Theater

The Important of Black Musical Theater Musical Theater is an essential aspect of African American Culture. The performances combine songs, acting, dancing, spoken dialogue that becomes essential to the Black Community. From the early 20th Century to today’s society, black musical theater gave African Americans a way to express themselves and tell their stories from […]

How Funk music revolutionized African American Culture

How Funk music revolutionized African American Culture. Funk is a music genre that represents black Culture. Funk was emerged from the late 60s and became popular throughout the 70s. It is a combination of other elements of music genres such as R&B, Hard-bop jazz, and Soul. The groovy beats with optimistic and party feel it […]

Victoria Spivey: Black Snake Blues

Victoria Spivey: Black Snake Blues Blues is a musical genre that originated in the Deep South, such as Mississippi Delta, by the African Americans during the late 19th Century. Blues was rooted in African musical elements, work, and spiritual songs. It consists of musical instruments like a guitar, piano, and soloist singer. The blues were […]

Coon Songs: the new sub-genre of the Ragtime

Coon Songs: The new sub-genre of Ragtime Ragtime Ragtime is a music genre that was popular from the 1890s-1920s. It established a whole new set of music. It was completely different from music beforehand, such as classical music. Ragtime is a performance style that played popular songs and dance music, involving instruments such as a […]

Spirituals vs Hymns

Spirtuals vs Hymns Spirituals were the religious music of the African enslaves from the beginning of the 18th centenary until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. It is an expression of Christianity religion from culture, social and physical experiences of involuntary servitude. African enslaves viewed the Christian faith differently from the slaveholders’ point of view; they […]

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig The Carolina Chocolate Drops is an American Folk band founded in Bonne, North Carolina, in 2005. This African American folk band included three-members: Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, and Justin Robinson, then Hubby Jenkins and Leyla McCalla. The all-black band focused on bluegrass, country, and blues. These genres were originated […]