Author: Jewel Lewis

Let’s get down and Funkyyy!

Lets Get Down and Funkyyy! Funk is considered an urban form of dance music. This genre of music emerged in the 1960s and gained more popularity towards the 1970s. Being that this genre was created

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Musical Theater: Done the Right Way

Musical Theater: Done the Right Way Black people weren’t originally able to partake in musical theater performances because of course, racism and segregation. To take the place of African Americans, were white people in blackface.

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TECHNO-LOGY ;)

TECHNO-LOGY 😉 The 3 originators for Techno music are Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick Mays. These three African America Males met when they were in high school, not knowing they would create a genre

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DISCO DOWNNN!!

DISCO DOWNNN!! The genre Disco originated from underground dance venues in New York City in the 1970s. It was very interesting to learn that DJs, gay dancers, black and Latino people are the reason for

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Jazz: Classical Appeal

* JAZZ: CLASSICAL APPEAL * Although Jazz is its own genre, there are many subgenres of this miraculous genre. These subgenres include Classical/ Traditional, Bebop, Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, and Modal. These subgenre exsit because

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Gospel Post

* Gospel Music *                  Gospel music is now known as a genre of Christian music, but its peak of popularity occurred in the 1930’s. It roots back

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Negro Spirituals

* NEGRO SPIRITUALS * Negro spirituals were songs created by the enslaved Africans who were captured and brought to the United States to be sold into slavery. This stolen race was deprived of their languages,

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Ragtime Post

* Ragtime * Ragtime is a genre of musical composition for the piano, generally in duple meter and containing a highly syncopated treble lead over a rhythmically steady bass. A ragtime composition is usually composed three

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Blues Review

Published by Jewel Lewis The genre of Blues rooted in Africa, but it developed in the southern united states after the American Civil War that took place from 1861-1865. It was heavily influenced by ragtime

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Jubilee Quartet Review

Published by Jewel Lewis The heightened period for jubilee quartets took place between 1916-1929. Jubilee Quartets were usually described as African-American Musical groups that were religious. The name of Jubilee Quartets was acquired from The

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