Author: Kendall C. Jones

Gospel Music Review- Kendall Jones

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

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Hip Hop Review- Kendall Jones

Hip hop first developed in the late 1970s as a product of breakdancing and graffiti. Young adults were often FJs in discos and were not familiar with these new techniques that made up the growing

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Techno Review-Kendall Jones

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.

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Disco Review-Kendall Jones

The genre emerged out of an urban subculture in the early 1970s. Discos had been popular in the community for quite some years. The goal was to have pre-recorded music that people could dance to.

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Musical Theatre Review-Kendall Jones

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

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Ragtime Review – Kendall Jones

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

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Blues Review- Kendall Jones

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

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Jubilee Quartet Review – Kendall Jones

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

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Negro Spirituals Review – Kendall Jones

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

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