Author: Nicole Dudley

PREACHERMAN

PREACHERMAN Dominique Armani Jones goes by the stage name Lil Baby. He was born and raised on the south side of Atlanta, GA. He was raised by a single mother with and lived with her

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Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson A womanist. Influencer. Vocalist. Extrodinare.  learn more Early Life Marian was born and raised in Philadelphia in 1879. Family Her mother was a school teacher and her father sold ice and coal. They

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Black Broadway

MUSICAL THEATER Musical Theater allowed African- Americans to reclaim black theatrics. Prior to the creation of this genre, white people would do black face and perform theatrics as black people. Musical theater was a deceleration

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Underground Sound

TECHNO Also Know As Detroit Techno where did it Begin? Techo emerged from an underground movement started in Detroit, Michigan. It came about in the early 1980s. During the 80s Detroit was a predominately black

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The Last Dance

DISCO DISCO Disco became most popular and is most known for being the genre of the 70s. It is dance music meaning that it was specifically created to be played by djs in clubs. It

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The Blackest Sound

BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED https://youtu.be/uAff4DaXdBE Gospel music was created by African- Americans and was influenced heavily influenced by Negro spirituals and Jubilee Quartets. It surfaced in the late 19th century/ early 20th century. It can

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SWING ERA

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” Louis Armstrong SWING ERA Jazz Jazz is a genre created by African- Americans and originated in New-Orleans  in the late 19th century. It was

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I got the Blueeees

The Birth Blues emerged from the deep south in the 1900s. Created by African-Americans, the Blues expanded the community’s voice and provided another means of expression. Blues was influced by its parent genres including minstrel

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The Coons Song

It’s Play Play Play Play Previous Next Ragtime emerged in the mid 189os in Mississippi and Missouri. It was developed by African- Americans and was played in bars, salons and brothels in our communities.  Ragtime

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Traditional Folks

Folk This genre was created by African-Americans. It is one of the oldest documented genres created by African-Americans. Folk is a blend of traditional sounds from the homeland of Africa and sounds cultivated on American

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