Author: Taylor Kennedy

Ragtime to Jazz What is Ragtime? Ragtime was a genre that combined musical composition and dance with a unique syncopated rhythm and decorative melodies. It

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Artist Paper Sources- Kennedy Taylor

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Tina Turner”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 4 Jan. 2021, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Tina-Turner. Accessed 24 March 2021. Collins, Nancy. “Tina Turner: Queen of Rock & Roll.”

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The Golden Gate Quartet Formation of the Group In the mid 1930’s 4 highschool students from Norfol, VA joined together to create what was initially

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Negro Spirituals: The Slave Songbook

The Christian themed backbone of gospel music in the form of religious work songs with African rhythm and common chanting styles that initially served as a coping mechanism for slavery but has served for all forms of black plight in America.

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Tracy Chapman: Music Activist

Tracy Chapman was a revolutionary black woman who used her music to express social and political discontent and promote activism, especially for black women. Her

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