The commodification of Black Music by Gia Tejeda

What is comodification? ​​Commodification is a process that tasks a specific object with economic or social value. In music, commodification is music produced solely for making money, not for the artist’s uniqueness or hearing new tunes. This process affects many African American artists and has caused tribulation.   How did it begin? During slavery, negro spirituals […]

Artist Project: Masego

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Record Row Assignment by Gia Tejeda

Cradle of Rhythm and Blues (Record Row TV Documentary) Please watch this video: Answer these questions: 1. What, Where, and why was “Record Row”? Record Row was located on Michigan Ave in Chicago, Illinois. It became a center of inspiration for Black music between the 1950s and 1970s. Moreover, it was the heart of Black […]

Noted Composers & Singers 101

Gia Tejeda and Kelaiah Dixon Post: Who are the noted singers of the negro spiritual  Fisk Jubilee Singers Negro spirituals can be traced as far back as to the Atlantic slave trade. They grew and developed along with work songs giving African Americans a source to stay connected to spirituality, faith and their culture through […]

“The Story of Jazz” notes by Gia Tejeda

Gia Tejeda The Story of Jazz Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe; in fact, some people say that jazz is a union of African and European music. Jazz is instant swing. Jazz is […]

Summer of Soul Review by Gia Tejeda

The Summer of Soul Movie was a Black consciousness revolution. The Harlem Cultural Festival launched in the summer of 1969 in Harlem, New York. Harlem was a place that was rich in culture but, most notably, a safe place for the Black community. During the festival, audience members were able to experience and listen to […]

A Jazz Love Story by Gia Tejeda

New Orleans, Louisiana — the essence of jazz music and the heart of a musical phenomenon. Charles “Buddy” Bolden was born to Alice and Westmore Bolden in uptown New Orleans on September 6, 1877. Just over a decade after the end of the Civil War and shortly after, the federal government pulled the plug on […]


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Jazz Post by Gia Tejeda

What is Jazz? Jazz is a music genre that evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries in New Orleans, Louisiana. Blues and ragtime also contributed to the development of Jazz. Jazz is rhythmic and has a forward momentum called swing and uses bent or blue notes. Swing Jazz in the 1930s Bepop in the 1940s […]

Artist Project Outline by Gia Tejeda

Masego’s Background I will discuss Masego’s background, including early childhood and family life and connect that to how his upbringing shaped his music career. Furthermore, I will discuss the different genres of music influence on his career as an artist. Discography In this section I will detail Masego’s discography, including his mixtape history and his […]

GTT 1st hw post

Gia Tejeda  1st discussion post  September 5, 2021 Describe the role of music in African and AA communities, provide examples.  Music is interchangeable with African American communities’ culture. When one thinks about our progression as a race, music would be notorious for its impact on African American individuals. Music played a  keen role within the […]