Author: janaefleming1

Techno, Detroit’s Finest

Techno music was developed in the heart of Detroit, Michigan in 1980. Techno is a combination of African American music styling, with inspirations from Chicago, funk, electric jazz, and synthesizers. The music is synthesized by

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Hip Hop

Hip-Hop emerged in the 1970s in Bronx, New York. Clive Campbell created the genre based on his Jamaican tradition. Hip-Hop became extremely popular in the years between the 1990s and 2000s. The 90s is when

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Disco in the 70s

By: JaNae Fleming Disco emerged in the 70s to promote freedom and liberation at the time. DIsco is compromised of funk and r&b. Disco was heavily influenced by the LGBTQ+ community. Because disco promoted freedom

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Negro Spirituals and Gospel

Like negro spirituals, gospel music is a sacred form of music used in the Christian belief. Gospel music emerged in urban cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Detroit after the Great Migration. Gospel

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Women in Jazz

Women in Jazz JaNae Fleming About Jazz    Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from

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Ragtime

By: JaNae Fleming Ragtime music was composed using the piano. It is composed in a duple meter where there is a syncopated lead being played over a rhythmically bass. Ragtime music heavily influenced jazz music,

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Blues was the New Folk

Blues was the New Folk JaNae Fleming Blues music was used to express the hardships of the black working class in America. Just as folk music, blues musicians used their voices and instruments to reflect

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Jubilee Quartets

By: JaNae Fleming In the mid 1800s a new style of music occurred amongst African Americans. This genre specifically started with African American college students. This genre is commonly known as the jubilee quartet. While

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A Review on Negro Spirituals

By: JaNae Fleming Negro spirituals derived from folk music in terms of its elements. I feel that the biggest components of negro spirituals are its connection to Christianity and its connection to the troubles of

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