Krautrock

Background  Krautrock is a broad genre of electronic music.  Krautrock is also known as”Kosmische musik” which began around in the late 1960s in Germany. Krautrock received its name from the ethnic slur “kraut”, which was inspired by a German music group Amon Düül. Although Krautrock is considered to be electronic music it also is considered to experimental […]

What Difference Does it Make?

Growing up  I listened to the native songs of Sierra Leone. My parents made a strong effort for my brothers and I to understand and identify with the music of our country. I think it is very important for us to think as music as form of communication. Everyone in their own way can define […]

R. Nathaniel Dett

R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) Background Canadian classical Composer, but spend most of his life in the United States. Published approximately 100 compositions in piano, vocal and choral forms. Incorporated traditional Black folk music and spirituals in his works. R. Nathaniel Dett is known for using African-American spirituals as the basis for choral and piano compositions of […]

BeBe and CeCe Winans

Background  Benjamin (BeBe) and Priscilla (CeCe) Winans are a contemporary gospel brother and sister duo. They formed in Detroit, MI. They are three-time Grammy Award winners.They were one of the first duo’s to crossover and popularize gospel music and the most celebrated musical family in the history of contemporary gospel music. Their musical contribution led […]