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Author: Makenna Waller

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Tori Kelly

Thesis Tori Kelly is an immensely talented artist, musician, and music producer that deserves more recognition and popularity in the music industry.  Origin Born on

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Makenna Waller

Makenna Waller Artist Post Posts Group Ragtime Project Why Should I Not Have to Take the Final? Throughout the semester, I have continuously completed assignments

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Disco

The History of Disco

Origin Emerging during the early 1970s, disco is a genre of dance music compiled of R&B and funk roots. Influenced by urban and gay culture,

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Gospel

Gospel Music: Past & Present

Background on Gospel Music Passionate about establishing a better quality of life, black sharecroppers began to migrate from the rural South to cities in the

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Black & Blues

Black & Blues

Origin At the end of the twentieth century, a new genre named Blues “emerged from Black communities in the southern United States”(119). In contrast to

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Jazz

The Jazz Age

Origin Created by blacks in New Orleans, Jazz is a music genre that has elements from ragtime and blues. Jazz rose to popularity during the

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Spirituals

Negro Spirituals

Origin and Influences By defintion, negro spirituals are ” the earliest form of religious music to develop among African Americans in the United States”(Burnim 50). Created during

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Folk

African American Folk Music

Origin and Influences Created by slaves that were taken from West Africa to the New World, folk is the earliest form of African American music.

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