Author: faithshannon

Gospel Music (Correct)

Gospel Music Early Roots Gospel music is a genre that grew out of jubilee quartets. It can be defined as a sacred music, about God or Jesus Christ, that consisted of a sophisticated call and

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Hip Hop Hooray!

Hooray! Hip Hop Roots Hip Hop can be traced as far back as the late 1970s. The genre was born from rhythmic speaking on top of a beat rather than singing on top of a

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A Musical Theater Post

MUSICAL THEATER What is musical theater? Well, from the title of the genre, one can say that it is theater with music in it, or you can say that it is music with theater in

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All About Techno

All About Techno Techno, or Detroit techno originated in the midwest, specifically in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. It was mainly started by three black men whose names were Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, and Derrick

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Now It’s Time to Get Funky

Now It’s Time to Get Funky Funk music, like most musical genres came from black people. It is easily recognizable from heavy bass lines and instrumentation to act as syncopation. Funk is not only the

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Ready, set, DISCO!

Ready, Set, DISCO! WHen thinking about or hearing disco, one usually imagines a large disco ball, a club full of dancing people, and of course, disco music! This music started out in the 70s in

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What Time is it? Ragtime!

What Time Is It? Ragtime! Ragtime is a genre that originated among African American people in the midwest and was most popular during the years of 1896 to 1920. Though this was post emancipation, black

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Gospel Music

Gospel Music Early Roots       Gospel music is a genre that grew out of jubilee quartets. It can be defined as a sacred music, about God or Jesus Christ, that consisted of a sophisticated

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Negro Spiritual Post by Faith Shannon

Negro Spirituals A Review of: A Unique and Symbolic Thread in African American Culture      Everything that we have learned so far about Negro Spirituals aligns perfectly with this article, while giving a little

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