Techno Music

Techno music originated in the early 1980s in Germany. After the release of compilation Techno, the new dance sound found its way to Detroit. The sound is also known as electronic dance music with sounds composed of electronic instruments such as drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers. The style of music also use digital audio workstations. […]

The Survival of Negro Spirituals

Negro spirituals are songs created by the Africans who were captured and brought to the United States to be sold into slavery. This stolen race was deprived of their languages, families, and cultures; yet, their masters could not take away their music. The songs were also used to communicate with one another without the knowledge […]

Jazz – The Smooth Era

Jazz is a genre of music that originated in New Orleans by African Americans in the 1900s. Jazz is a combination of swing, blue notes, chords, response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression. There are multiple forms of Jazz such as Cool, Modal, Rock, Smooth, and Gypsy. […]

Lauryn Hill – R&B Queen

Lauryn Hill was born May 26, 1975 in Newark, New Jersey. Although she is known for neo soul, she is also a rapper, singer, and song writer. She can also play the acoustic guitar. Lauryn Hill was the only female rapper apart of the Fugees Rap Group where she was definitely a very significant part […]

The Forgotten Star – Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott was a Trinidadian born Ragtime superstar. She also used her spotlight to speak on racial discrimination and segregation. At the age of 4 Hazel was a musical Prodigy receiving scholarship to study a Jillard. At a young age she had already been exposed to the music industry .During the 1930-1950’s she travel the world […]

The Infamous Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was born April 9, 1898 in Philadelphia, PA. His parents were escaped slaves and raised him to be the political activist and singer song writer he is remembered for today. Paul was a man of many talents. He Graduated from Rutger University as a 4 sport athlete and completed Law school at Colombia […]