Author: niasimoneweekse

Time to Get Funky

Funk Funk is a genre that originated in the late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, soul jazz, and R&B. Funk was a

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Disco Fever

Disco and the Civil Rights Movement As a predecessor to modern pop music and dance music, disco can sometimes be a forgotten genre; however it

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Techno

Techno Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s. Any of various

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Jazz

Jazz Jazz is African American Classical music. Along with gospel music, ragtime, and blues contributed to the formation of Jazz Music. New Orleans had a

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Gospel

Gospel Gospel Music is the 20th century form of African American religious music that evolved in urban cities following the Great Migration of African Americans.

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Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Kenneth Brian Edmonds was born to Marvin and Barbara Edmonds, April 10, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana. When he was in eighth grade

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Ragtime

By: Nia Simone Weeks 1896-1920 Ragtime was a syncopated musical phenomenon which has had  a strong presence in music for more than a century. It

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