Author: kynedigray


Ragtime started as a way of playing any kind of music by “ragging” the melody, a rhythmic trick which originated with the African American plantation

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Parting Words

Dr. Johnson, Walking into a class entitled, Surveying African American Music, I expected an extremely mundane music class with an extremely mundane professor. I expected a

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All That Jazz.

From the beat of ragtime syncopation and driving brass bands to soaring gospel choirs mixed with field hollers and the deep down growl of the

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Like School On Monday…

The word Classical has strong connotations, conjuring up the art and philosophy of Ancient Greece and Rome along with their ideals of balance, proportion and

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Jubilee Quartets!

Jubilee Quartets started in the mid-1800’s as an outgrowth of the African American university singing movement. The early a cappella vocal groups were originally known as

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Kynedi Gray’s IME

Introduction. My name is Kynedi Gray and I am from Atlanta, Georgia by way of Washington, D.C. I’m a second-year Psychology major with a concentration

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