Author: kbrooks

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Dr. Johnson, I really thought I knew what to expect from this class. I also thought with the musical experience I have been exposed to

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Evolution of Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop originated in the United States, in the predominantly Black community that is known as the South Bronx. The genre emerged around the 1970s and

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Jazzin’ it Up

Origin: The jazz genre originated in New Orleans. Once Jim Crow laws were enforced, Creoles, who were classically trained, showcased their talents to African Americans

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A New Classic

Origin: Classical music originated in Europe during the mid 1700s. This period was considered to be known as the “classical period.” Although, the United States

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The Commodification of Blues

Blues music was popular among former slaves living in Mississippi. Once the Great Migration happened, full of African American workers, blues music spread across not

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It’s About That (Rag)time!

Origin Ragtime was developed at the end of the nineteenth century into the twentieth century between 1890-1917. Originally, ragtime was uniformly defined as having African

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IME- Kennedy Brooks

Hi, my name is Kennedy Brooks. I am a first-year comparative women’s studies major from Cleveland, Ohio. This semester I am working on staying positive

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