The Legacy of African Music within African American Music

/*! elementor – v3.4.3 – 30-08-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Legacy of African Music within African American Music by Neema Griffin African Music Music in Africa is very colorful and consist of many sounds and instruments coming together. Some of the instruments include the drums, the banjar, marimba, mbira and […]

The Story of Jazz Notes

“Jazz is the first ‘World Music’” Roots in West Africa Began when African Slaves were taken to the Caribbean Lead to New Orleans (A main gateway for enslaved people from the Caribbean Gourd, Triangles, Jewish harps, Jawbone, Banjo Louis Moreau Gottschalk Echoes what he heard in Congo Square Well known for it Mocked the sound […]

The Evolution of Jazz Music in the 30’s and 40’s

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Ari Lennox

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Summer of Soul Summary

Summary The Harlem Cultural Festival was a festival that impacted a significantly large group of people. In the year when it emerged, 1969, there was a lot of turmoil and unrest in the country. Martin Luther King Jr. had recently been assassinated, along with Malcolm X, and John F Kennedy. The country was going through […]

The Commodification of African American Music Through Record Row

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Decades Post

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Women in 1980’s Rap By Tristan C, Neema G, Ja’Siya C  Women in Early Rap Culture ability of uniting people of all races, ages and genders. rap was not a trend, it was a part of a movement and as it evolved […]

The Black Church: A Symbol of Freedom

By: Neema Griffin & Nia Legrand The Beginning There was resistance at first with enslaved Africans converting to christianity because it was forced upon them from the slave owners, they fought to maintain their African religious identity, there were language barriers,etc. (89)   Enslaved Africans began to convert to Christianity around 1740 during the Great […]