African Roots- African Dancers & A Drummers Rhythm

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Hidden Messages Within Negro Spirituals

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From Bebop to Summer of Soul

From Bebop to Summer Of Soul  By : Essence McClure   In the 40’s from Dizzy in Harlem, blowing that trumpet Take that drum and thump it. Up on the stage, ‘ keep it snazzy’ Keep it Jazzy. Music full of color, adventurous improvisation But buckle your seatbelts Soon, we’ll arrive at the Funky Station. […]

Harlem Renaissance : Historic Jazz Clubs of the 20s & 30s

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Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Who is Missy Elliot?  Melissa (Missy) Elliot is a renowned American rapper and song writer. According to Lane (2011), Missy Elliot joined the Sista R&B girls’ group in the mid-1990s where he began her music career. Elliot has significant influence in […]

Aretha Franklin- Gospel Significance and Evolution

From the submissive surrender of her “Amazing Grace” to the womanly exclamations of “Respect” and other provocative hits, the late “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is widely remembered for her significance in the gospel music genre and the gospel music foundations she learned at her father’s Baptist church, New Bethel Baptist Church (non-SBC), the Detroit […]