Prominent Disco Performers

  Disco became a popular style of music during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. This genre of music was often played in urban nightlife scenes and captured  the  audience of gay club-goers of the African American, Latino,  and Italian American race. The disco era birthed many well known disco performers such as Donna Summers […]

Pioneers of Techno

Techno is a defined as a form of electronic dance music originated in Detroit, Michigan during the mid 1980’s; it is a result of Chicago House Music, funk, electro, and electric jazz. The genre of music is produced through the art of DJing. Techno music was birthed in Belleville, Michigan by musicians Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, […]

Al Jarreau Outline

  Gabriella Gordon Survey of African American Music Dr.Johnson 22 October, 2017 Outline Al Jarreau Thesis Statement: Al Jarreau was a versatile, compassionate, and honorable artist who embodied these qualities through the art of music. I. Intro General background of Jazz African American Artist- Al Jarreau   II. Versatility Range of music- vocalists in three […]

Faith Evans

Faith Renee Evans was born on June 10, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida. She was raised in New Jersey and later moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her music career. In the early years of her music career, she was a backup singer for famous 90’s artist like Al B. Sure and Christopher Williams. After […]

Jasmine Sullivan

Jasmine Marie Sullivan is an African-American singer/songwriter born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 9, 1987.Jasmine began her music career as a backup singer for Philadelphia International Records and later released her debut single “Need You Bad”, which was produced by Missy Elliot and reach #1 Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Some of her music influences include […]