Similar to negro spirituals. Gospel music is used to heal, uplift and spread the message of God. During the 19th century. Slaves were only permitted to gather in churches. Gospel music was the best way
Before “techno” became a term for electronic music, the music, its people, and its culture were much more representative of overlapping underserved and marginalized communities. The Belleville Three is Detroits more popular black techno groups.
Minstrel shows of the early 19th century are said to be the roots of black theatre. Black theatre really flourished during the Harlem Renaissance in New York, Washington DC, and Chicago. After World War II
Ragtime developed in African American communities throughout the southern parts of the Midwest, particularly St. Louis. Ragtime began as popular dance music in the late 1800s through the early 1900s. The melodies of Ragtime avoiding
The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly African American history. The blues originated on Southern plantations in the 19th Century. African Americans had a deep desire to move away from the sorrow songs
Jubilee ensembles became increasingly popular during the 1800s. Quartet meaning a group of 4, typically singing in four-part harmony rose out of the trials and tribulations of slavery. Negro spirituals were used during these times
Negro spirituals are deeply rooted in African American history, tradition and culture dating back to the time of enslavement. Most if not all of the African origin, languages, practices, customs, and culture were lost in
Many people don’t realize that lift every voice and sing was originally written as a poem and was first performed at a celebration for President Abraham Lincon. Now, the piece is directly associated with African