Author: Elaina Blake

Final Goodbye

Dear Doc, I did not know what to expect from this class. This semester was very challenging for me and I just wanted to say

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We Want the Funk

Funk has always been a very interesting word to describe a genre of music to me. The word itself makes me want to scrunch my

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A Family Affair: Ragtime

The origin of ragtime comes from the African American culture and music derived from New Orleans. This genre was stemmed from those involved in the

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A Classic

During the beginning stages of classical music in the African American culture, artists like Newport Gardner would get their influences from the White Europeans who

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Folk Music

My take on Folk Music, specifically in the African culture, I used to think about a black man holding a banjo and singing what I

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