Folk Music

History of Folk Music Secular folk music is a genre of music that was created by African Americans. Africans in the New World combined their observations of European song and dance with what they had brought with them from Africa. Folk music became a part of African Americans’ everyday lives similarly to their sacred music. […]

Alicia Keys Artist Paper

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys is a multitalented artist who deserves more recognition for her musical and non-musical contributions to the world. Artist History She was born on January 25, 1981 in New York, New York. She is married to producer, rapper, and businessman, Swizz Beats and also has two children.  She is a singer, songwriter, […]

Jubilee Quartets

History of Jubilee Quartets Jubilee Quartets were music groups that became popular in the early 20th century. The genre was very male dominated; however, there were some female groups that emerged into popularity. The groups were typically four members but sometimes had up to six members.  The Golden Gate Quartet The member of the Golden […]

Negro Spirituals

History of Negro Spirituals The Negro Spiritual genre consists of sounds rooted in African-American heritage. Spirituals were most common in the years preceding the abolishment of slavery and they often had religious elements implemented in them. From what I understand, these spirituals were a way of unifying African-Americans as they endured tough times throughout history.  […]

Jazael Ellzey

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