Author: morganhawkins

Do you have Disco Fever?

Do You Have Disco Fever? Disco emerged in the 1970s, specifically in the Black community. It served as an opportunity for Blacks to express themselves. It also added diversity to nightclubs as well as dance

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What the FUNK?!

What the FUNK?! Characteristics Syncopated music with emphasis on the down beat Instruments: electric bass, electric guitar, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer, and many horn sounds Lyrics are typically lenses into the experiences of the average

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The Power Behind Hip Hop

The Power Behind Hip Hop Hip Hop is one of the biggest genres of the decade. Hip Hop began rising back in the 70s. There are a multitude of components in Hip Hop including but

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the heart of jazz

The Heart of Jazz New Orleans, Louisiana is the birthplace of jazz. And Jazz is considered the music of today and tomorrow. Jazz was extremely popular in the Black church, specifically in the form of

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The Spirit of Gospel

THE SPIRIT OF GOSPEL 5 Stages of Gospel StoreFront  Folk Spiritual Great Migration Shout Transitional Common form of gospel is call and response. Oftentimes when a service or song was so powerful performers and audience

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its ragtime

ITS RAGTIME 1896-1920 Extremely popular very upbeat and was played by the average American on pianos with sheet music syncopation: left hand=easy right hand=swag Instrumental and Vocal Ragtime Cakewalks and “coon songs” were forms of

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Ari Lennox

Ari Lennox Discography Albums/EPs/Mixtapes Shea Butter Baby (2019) Pho (2016) Ariography (2013) Five Finger Discount (2012) Features/Collaborations Revenge of the Dreamers II by Dreamville (2015) Revenge of the Dreamers III by Dreamville (2019) Sweat It

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Blues

The blue Behind the Blues Blues was so popular because it was relatable to all people, because everyone experienced sadness in one form or another. Blues was secular in a way that if you listen

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets from Beginning to End origin began in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century used to finance universities and colleges the first jubilee quartet was at Fisk University types of quartets university

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