Author: Isoke Nelson

Concert Report: Ella Mai

Ella Mai was featured at Spelman College and Morehouse College’s Homecoming Neo-Soul Concert on October 13, 2018 at 7 P.M. in Martin Luther King Jr.

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Queen of Rap: Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj, also known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, was noticed by Young money Entertainment after releasing three mixtapes: Playtime Is Over, Sucka

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Earth, Wind & Fire

The funk band Earth, Wind & Fire emerged in 1969 when Maurice White, Wade Flemons, and Don Whitehead teamed up to make music.  The group

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“Quincy”

Quincy is a Netflix original film documenting the life of Quincy Jones, focusing on his contributions to the music and film industry, as well as

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Musical Theater: Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones — starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte — is a Broadway musical depicting a black flirtatious, parachute maker during World War II.  Carmen

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The Black Classics

Origin of Classical Classical music originated in the Medieval Time Period, but Black musicians began playing and composing during enslavement with the instruction of European

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Arthur Cunningham

Arthur Cunningham was born in November of 1928 in New York. As a child, Cunningham was trained in both jazz and classical music at the

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Racism in Ragtime

Origins of Ragtime Ragtime, which peaked in popularity between 1896 and 1920, emerged out of the Folk-Blues genre and from the ways enslaved people played

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Jubilee Quartets

Origins of Jubilee Quartets Jubilee Quartets, a name obtained from the Fisk Jubilee Singers, emerged in the mid-1800s out of the African American university a

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Folk Music & Negro Spirituals

Origins of Negro Spirituals and Folk Music Negro Spirituals were Christian folk songs that were passed down orally that illustrated distress caused by enslavement.  The

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