The Influential Marian Anderson

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The Importance of Black Musical Theater

The Importance of Black Musical Theater Black Musical Theater began in new York City in the late 1800s. in the beginning sadly African Americans were portrayed by white people using blackface but luckily this eventually changed into something very influential for black actors. Thanks to Will Marion Cook and Bob Cole black written and casted […]

It’s Time to Get Funky!

It’s Time to Get Funky! The genre of Funk Music began within the late 1960s. Funk Music is commonly known for its combination of other genres such as R&B and Jazz. Many popular artists careers emerged from Funk music such as Prince, James Brown, Rick James, Earth Wind & Fire, Parliament Funkadelic (P-Funk) and so […]

Historical Negro Spirituals

Historical Negro Spirituals Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Popular Negro Spirituals Go Down Moses Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Steal Away

Ragtime: The Best Time

Ragtime: The Best Time Ragtime first developed back in the 19th century (1893-1917) in St. Louis, Missouri. It is best known for its unique syncopated rhythm. The most common instruments used in this genre are piano and the banjo.  The King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin Scott Joplin is definitely the King of Ragtime. He was […]

The Impact of Hip Hop

The Impact of Hip-Hop Music Over the years Hip-Hop had became a very popular and evident within Black culture. It originated in the 1970s but became more popular within the 1980s and 1990s. Many black people became DJs and MCs which eventually led to man iconic duos that are world renowned today. Over the years […]

What are Jubilee Quartets?

m jubilee quartets Golden Gate Quartet The Golden Gate Quartet was formed in 1931 with Willie Johnson, Henry Owens, William Langford, and Orlandus Wilson which eventually changed overtime. They were most known for their many gospel and spiritual performances. They performed on radio stations and eventually got a signed to a contract which led to […]

The History of Techno Music

The History of Techno Music Techno Music originated in a place close to my heart, my hometown Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. Techno Music is home to Detroit due to all the troubles citizens were going through. Computers became more popular within the work-field which led to many people losing their jobs. ironically while computers […]

Groovy Disco

Groovy Disco Disco originated in new York around the 1970s. The genre of Disco became popular within the gay community and dancers. Many popular dance moves evolved from this time and brought a needed light to the dimmed black community.   Popular Disco Artists Kool & The Gang Click Here Donna Summers Click Here Earth Wind […]

Jazz it Up a Little

Jazz It Up a Little The genre of Jazz began originated in 1985 in its New Orleans, Louisiana. There are many forms of jazz that have originated over the years and become very popular within the Black community. Musical techniques from styles such as ragtime, gospel and others were used to make jazz music. Buddy […]

Low Down Dirty Blues

Low Down Dirty Blues The Blues genre emerged during the 20th century when people of color were experiencing a-lot of pain and sorrow. Many artists used Blues as an outlet for their pain. Most people believe that the Blues originated in southern states such as Mississippi. Artists such as Bessie Smith, W.C. Handy, and Muddy […]

Can I Get an Amen?

Can I Get an Amen? Origin Gospel music originated in the 1800s from the Christian religion within black churches. The Father of Gospel music is said to be Thomas A. Dorsey who began the use of jazz and blues styles within gospel songs. Gospel continued to evolve over the years especially within the 1930s but […]

Bryson Tiller’s Come-Up

Bryson Tiller There are always certain artists that come out of nowhere and end up making a huge impact and Bryson Tiller definitely has been one of these artists over the past few years. Bryson tiller is a 26 year old R&B singer from Louisville, Kentucky. He got his big break back in 2014 when […]

A Review of “Folk: The Beginning”

A Review of “Folk: The Beginning” The article “Folk: The Beginning” by student Alexis Moreland was a very informational article and I enjoyed reading it. The author did a great job at separating certain sections of information pertaining to folk music and everything that has played into the genre being so influential. I particularly enjoyed […]