Hip Hop

Hip Hop Hip Hop has been so imortant in the black community. The Golden age of Hip Hop was between the mid-1980’s and 1990’s.Graffiti and break dancing, the elements of the tradition that first caught public attention, had the least lasting effect. Reputedly, the graffiti motion used to be commenced about 1972 by means of a […]


Funk Funk track is now not an remoted genre, but one comes from a wealthy musical lineage. In the late 19th century, African American musicians commenced gaining countrywide interest for some very unique sounds that blended African rhythmic traditions with American gospel. By the early 20th century, this popular sound used to be being known […]

Musical Theater

Musical Theater Black people have been so under represented in musical theater. My people are often represent them but by doing blackface or are other very racist things to portray them. Black people’s place in musical theater was often As comedic relief or a part that was very degrading. As time went on musical theater […]


TECHNO Hearing about techno as it used to be firstly conceived—as a response to inner-city decay, as byproduct of African-American struggle, as a structure of protest — served as a crucial reminder of the roots of this dance music, and that the name Underground Resistance was once in no way a euphemism, however a reality. […]


Disco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faf1ch7Q9XE&list=PLSojLeKIMzEaMHIqt1rzqjGmlQeESjdVG Disco is a style of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the Nineteen Seventies from the United States’ city nightlife scene. The disco sound is typified by means of “four-on-the-floor” beats, syncopated basslines, and string sections, horns, electric powered piano, synthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars. Lead guitar points less frequently in disco than in rock. Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the […]


Gospel The precursor to black Gospel song is the African American spiritual, which had already been around for properly over a century before Gospel track began its upward push to reputation starting in the 1930s. Songs written through African American composers in the a long time following emancipation that targeted on biblical topics and often drew from spirituals were the source for the development of Gospel. When many African American communities migrated from rural to urban existence all through the first half of the twentieth century, they introduced their worship subculture with them. Echoing the approaches of the […]


JAZZ Jazz is based on the black church. One component of jazz that is often seen is call and response. There is a plethora of subgenres in jazz. For example, there is classical, bebop, modal, free, swing, trad, and more. Jazz can be associated with black intellectualism. Some recognizable bebod artists include John Coltrane and […]

Ragtime Post

RAGTIME Ragtime was popularized from 1896 to 1920.  Ragtime  is usually categorized by Upbeat music played on a piano. Ragtime popularized sheet music. People would buy sheet music and then play it in their homes. Ragtime played on the piano can be recognized because then left hand would play easier part on the piano, a few chords that […]

Blues as Therapy in the Black Community

The Blues as Therapy in the Black Community The Blues were very significant in the black community. The lyrics usually explaining hard times, it can be perceived that the blues served as some type of therapy for black folk. With melancholic lyrics and somber melodies, the blues had two revivals. During the times blues was […]

Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals Elijah Rock is an example of a Negro Spiritual. Slaves were the composers of Negro Spirituals,  but white men written down and got some credit where credit was not due. The first book published of Negro spirituals was titled The First 100 Slave Songs of the United States. When Negro spirituals are performed […]

Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets Nadya Lopez Jubilee Quartet Period1916-1929Click HereTransitional Period1930-1945Click HereGospel Period1946-1960Click Here Dixie Hummingbirds Clara Ward Singers The Caravans Fisk Jubilee Singers Five Blind Boys Golden Gate Quartet Jubilee Quartets Usually made up of four people; can be more. Tenor I, Tenor II, Baritone, Bass Mistrel Quartets Misinstrel Quartets were shows that white men would […]

Article Review: Lift Every Voice

Article Review: Lift Every Voice Nadya Lopez Alisha Lola Jones wrote a wonderful article titled “Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood” examining black women’s place in history and how Marian Anderson and Florence B. Price paved the way for many historical movements. Jones writes how black women […]

Folk Music Post Review

A Review of A’Shiah N.’s “The History of Folk Music” I read “The History of Folk Music” by A’Shiah N. She wrote about how Folk music was stolen by white people and made famous. It seems that is the case for many genres of music. Folk music was used as a medium for hope and […]