Author: Mackenzie Martin

Ya Like Jazz?

Let’s Get Jazzy! Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Gospel Music

Gospel Music Gospel music is a genre of Christian music and it can be traced back to the early 17th century. Gospel music is composed

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Let’s Move To Some Blues!

Let’s Talk Some Blues! Blues, secular folk music, was created by African Americans in the early 20th century. The simple but expressive forms of the

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The Age of Ragtime

The Age of Ragtime Ragtime is a propulsively syncopated musical style that was the predominant style of American popular music from about 1899-1920. It was

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Jhené Aiko

Bibliography “Jhené Aiko Discography.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Sept. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhen%C3%A9_Aiko_discography.  “Jhené Aiko.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1334403/awards.  “Who Is Jhené Aiko? Everything You Need to Know.” Jhene Aiko Biography

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets Jubilee is are fast and rhythmic songs that tell a story, sometimes with syncopation. The jubilee period occurred from the late nineteenth and

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Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals Spirituals are religious music of African Americans during the time of slavery. Spirituals were originally an oral tradition that imparted Christian values while

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Djembe: The West African Drum

Djembe: The West African Drum Background The djembe is a rope-tuned skin covered goblet drum played with hands, originally from West Africa. Traditional djembes are

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