Who Put the Tree in Monisha?

Major Theme of Opera Superstition SETTING Early 1880’s on an abandoned plantation MUSICAL GENRES Classical Elements of Ragtime: syncopation, American-marches, and triplet rhythms Jubilee Quartets Elements of Negro Spirituals: call and response CHARACTERS ROLE:ZEDZOTRICK”CONJURING MAN”MONISHANEDTREEMONISHAREMUSANDYLUCYPARSON “ALLTALK”SIMONCEPHUSLUDDUD PLAYED BY:OBBA BABATUNDE DELORES IVORYDORCEAL DUCKENSCARMEN BALTHROPCURTIS RAYAMKENN HICKSCORA JOHNSONRAY JACOBSRAYMOND BASEMOREMICHAEL GRAYCLEVELEND WILLIAMS General Storyline WATCH THE PLAY […]

ORIGINS of FREE JAZZ Free Jazz is a type of jazz that lacked traditional structure when compared to other forms of jazz music, It was often considered rebellious. It was first introduced by saxophonist Ornette Coleman in New York. It is identified as free because of the absence of fixed harmonic and rhythmic patterns found […]

Point v.s. Counterpoint

Amirah Anderson v.s. Khailah Bell Battle Date: October 15th,2018 Topic: Is Bruno Mars Culturally Appropriating Black Music? RATING

“Give Me That Old Time Religion”: Jubilee in the 19th-20th Century

After the introduction of Folk Negro Spirituals in the late 18th century, there soon became a rise of black entertainment known as Jubilee. Jubilee is defined as “the special celebration of events” or in the context of the Bible, “the sounding of a trumpet.” In this transitional period (1880-1929), black people began to form and […]

Point v.s. Counterpoint

Survey of African-American Music Section 01 Groups Alesha Minott vs Sydnei Young                                            Due: 09/10/18 Christal Smith vs Tatiana Roberts Khailah Bell vs Amirah Anderson Lauryn Hoard vs Leah Wardlaw           […]