Author: gabrielle

Final Farewell…

Survey of African American Music has taught me so much throughout this semester. Initially I believed that since I had no previous knowledge of music

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The Evolution of Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop has its origins in the 1960s in New York within African American communities. In the beginning stages, Hip-Hop was mostly heard at parties or

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Earth Wind and Fire

In 2004 Earth, Wind, and Fire performed alongside the group Chicago at the Greek Theatre. Earth Wind and Fire is a funk group that was

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Musical Theater

How did the minstrel show develop? Describe its form, major characters, and musical content. When and why did African Americans and White minstrel performances differ?

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Jazzing Up Ragtime

Origin: Jazz music originated in New Orleans, Louisiana and it was inspired by the preceding genres ragtime and the blues. After the enforcement of Jim

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A New Twist on Classical Music

Origin: Classical music originated in Europe and there are different divisions of classical music beginning in the 11th century stretching up until the 20th century.

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Overcoming the Obstacles

Ragtime was created by African American musicians in the late 19th century but it was the most popular between 1896-1920. The ragtime genre was created

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