Author: katelynhowell

Walk This Way: A Hip-Hop Post

Walk This Way: An Ode Hip-Hop Hip-Hop was born in the late 1970’s in the Bronx, New York. The underground scene developed in this city after this borough became heavily populated with African Americans and

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater Musical Theater began in the African-American community until the late 1890’s. Before this many images of black people in musical theater and plays were stereotyped and discriminatory. Typically portraying African Americans in a

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D-Town and Techno

D-Town and Techno Techno originated in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1980’s. This sound is different from other sounds use previously because of its’ use of high technology sounds developed on a computer. Additionally techno deconstructs

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Let’s Groove Tonight: A Post on Disco

Let’s Groove Tonight: A Disco Post Disco first began in the 1970’s after the genre of Funk was originated. Due to social clubs and dancing becoming more prominent, the rise of disco in the 70’s

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Funkadelic

Funkadelic Funk music originated in the 1960’s as the beginnings of the R&B era began to fade. Funk Music is known to be a combination of R&B, jazz, and soul. Some characteristics of funk include

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Jesus be a Fence: A Gospel Post

Jesus Be A Fence: A Gospel Post Although Gospel Music has been present in the African American community well before the 1930’s, the rise of Gospel to what we know now began during that time

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Down by the Bayou: Jazz in New Orleans

Down by the Bayou: Jazz in New Orleans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__OSyznVDOY The genre of Jazz was first born in the 19th century in the southern state of Louisiana. The early happenings started in the late 1890’s when

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Bed and Breakfast Blues

Bed and Breakfast Blues The musical genre of Blues first originated in the late 19th century.   The deep roots of blues began on southern plantations and spanned throughout the years across the country. In the

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