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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
By: Nia Simone Weeks When thinking about Blues music, you may reduce it to only being a song about heartbreak or just another
By: Nia Simone Weeks Jubilee Quartets (1880-1929) “In the early 20th century, many African American families in the Northwest Piedmont were rooted in the community
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