Author: Lauryn Hoard

A Toast to the 90s

A Toast to the 90s Origin of Hip Hop and Rap Hip hop emerged specifically in African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Latino communities in the Bronx, New York in the early 1970s. Eventually it spread to

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Noire: Metamorphosis

Background The concert I went to was named Metamorphosis performed by the group Noire. It occurred on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM and lasted an hour. The theme of the concert was centered

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In Dahomey, A Musical Theater Analysis

Plot In Dahomey is an American musical comedy Broadway that opened on February 18, 1903 and soon after became an international hit. It is seen as the first musical Broadway to be written and played

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Modal Jazz

MODAL JAZZ Lauryn Hoard, Leah Wardlaw, Vashti Jones Origin and elements of modal jazz Modal Jazz originated in the 1950s, specifically between the Montogomery Bus Boycott (1956) and the Civil Rights Act (1964). It is

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Getting Jazzy With Jazz

Jazz music, also known as “African American classical music,” originated in the late 19th century in New Orleans, Louisiana. It consists of different times such as traditional jazz, the swing era, and bebop. It is

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Florence Price

Origin Florence Price was born Florence Beatrice Price on April 9, 1887 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was an African American classical composer for most of her life. Price has always had a background in

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Traveling Back to the Classics

Classical music has been around for ages having roots in the medieval times around the 500-1400. Western composers first introduced the genre in the 1700. Since the classical period is between the baroque period (1600-1750)

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Breakfast Club Interview: Response and Thoughts

“It’s been said that racism is so American, that when we protest racism, some assume we’re protesting America” – Beyoncé This quote really stood out to me regarding the Breakfast Club interview because it talked

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