Author: KaChelle

Evolution of Hip Hop

Hip Hop originated from humble beginnings. It started in New York’s poorest cities at barbecues and block parties; however, in contemporary hip-hop culture it dominates

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Concert Report

In 2004, Chicago accompanied Earth, Wind, and Fire in a concert at the Greek Theater. Chicago is a rock band that was formed in 1967.

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Negro Spiritual

Negro Spirituals is the earliest form of sacred music from African Americans in the United States. Enslaved people were introduced to hymns by Europeans; however, African Americans

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Commodification in Blues

It is a common misconception that Europeans created the blues genre. The genre was created by enslaved African Americans who used this music style as

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Women in Ragtime

Ragtime was created and made popular by African American musicians who did not read or write music. It was first played in brothels, saloons, bars,

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Jubilee Quartet

KaChelle Humphery The Jubilee Quartet originated in the mid-1800s in the African American church singing Negro Spirituals and added their own spin on it which

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Folk Music: Pattin Juba

KaChelle Humphery Folk Music: Patting Juba Folk music was created by the enslaved people when they were brought to America as a method of coping

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