Author: kamiyawatkins

Musical Theatre- Sparkle

Sparkle is a 1976 musical drama that was inspired bu the history of The Supremes. This film is set in Harlem, New York during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The storyline is about three

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Funkadelic

adelic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1It4rNbOCM Funk music  more of a freedom of expression for blacks. In this genre, the structure was more free and explicit to express identity and the struggles of the 80’s. This is why funk

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Hip-Hop and it don’t Stop

Hip-Hop and It Don’t Hip Hop (1970s) was used as a means of freedom of speech for the black community. In rap songs, it was typical to hear stories about poverty, police brutality, and racial

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House of Techno

House of Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, MI in the mid to late 1980s. Generally a repetitive instrumental music produced in a continuous DJ set. This genre’s parent

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Disco’s Nightclub and Beats

Nightclubs and Beats Developed in nightclubs in the 1960s and 70s. Made up of different musical traditions including funk, soul, Motown, etc. A genre of dance music and subculture.  The disco sound consists of “four-on-the-floor”

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Let the Church Say AMEN!

Let the Church Say All Kirk Franklin Yolanda Adams Walter Hawkins BeBe and CeCe Winans Comissioned John P Kee Mary Mary Andrae Crouch Gospel is a genre of Christian music that can be traced back

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Rhythm and Blues

Rhythm and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnktgvHxLFA R&B first stream was in Los Angeles (late 1940s) and this genre came out of jazz. An electrical guitar was played and modernized the music to sound louder. Charlie Parker and Miles

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Jazmine Sullivan a Masterpiece

Jazmine Sullivan Biography Click Here Discography Click Here Billboard Charts Click Here Website Click Here Biography Jazmine Marie Sullivan is an African American singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania born on April 9, 1987. She started her

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80s Period Artists (2pm Class)

By: Bianca Brown, Jamil Dawson, Assata Gui’Chard, Kendall Heath, Donecia Mouring, Stephany Pogue, Sidnee Salter, Monét Stewart, Kamiya Watkins, and Nia Weeks       Artist Year(s) of Popularity Genre(s) Michael Jackson 80 – 89

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