Author: Jada Bowden

Let’s Get Funky

Let’s Get Funky!: An Introduction to Funk Music What is Funk? Funk is considered an urban form of dance music. This genre of music emerged in the 1960s and gained more popularity towards the 1970s.

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Steve Lacy: The New Face of Alternative R&B

Steve Lacy: The New Face of Alternative R&B Steve Lacy is an upcoming black artist that is changing the face of the typical R&B sound. Lacy is a talented guitarist,  singer-songwriter, and record producer. Being

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Techno Music and Its Origin

Techno Music What is Techno? Techno is a form of electronic dance music that made an appearance in the Detroit music scene in the 1980s.  Techno mostly features electronic instruments, consisting of drum machines, multi-track

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Go, Go, Disco!

ALL ABOUT DISCO Background The word disco is short for the French word disctotheque. This form of music emerged in the underground dance venues in New York in the 1970s. The disco wave was developed by

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It’s Musical Theater!

Black Musical Theater The growth in participation of African Americans in musical theater evolved naturally. Theater was an outgrowth of religious rituals and communal story telling that allowed African Americans to express themselves creatively. Origin

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Glory be to God!: African American Gospel

Gospel Gospel music is a form of African American religious music. Gospel music derives from  the folk spiritual which was the earliest form of religious music created by African Americans.  The Father of Gospel Music:

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Styles of Jazz

JAZZ Previous Next What is Jazz? Jazz is widely thought of as the most successful point or “pinnacle” of African American Music. Jazz is distinguished by the originality of its improvisation, the skill and knowledge

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Black Music in the 2010s

Black Music in the 2010s Black Music in the 2010s- to put it simply, is inescapable. From Rap, R&B, Neo Soul, and even Pop and Country, Black artists have dominated the billboard charts. In the

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Marian Anderson Article Review

Previous Next Article Review: “Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price and the Sound Of Sisterhood Marian Anderson was a very influential African American singer. Had it not have been for this article, I

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The Blues

Background  Towards the end of the first decade of the 20th century, the term “blues”started to become associated with a new style emerging from Black communities in the southern United States.What made blues distinctly different

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