Author: nylagriffith

Funk

Funk By: Nyla Griffith Inspired by R&B and jazz music, funk music emerged in the United States around the 1960s and became popular. It was

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Concert Post

Concert Report By: Nyla Griffith This semester I had the privilege of attending the Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Club Christmas Carols Concert. I attended

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Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop By: Nyla Griffith in the 1970s. It revolutionized both music, and the United States as a whole. In its early days, hip-hop was classified

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Jazz

Jazz & Black Intellectualism By: Nyla Griffith Jazz as a genre emerged in New Orleans in the early 1920s to the 1930s. More specifically, it

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Gospel

Gospel By: Nyla Griffith Following the era of blues and jubilee quartets, a new genre emerged. Gospel reached its peak in the 1920s. Gospel music

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Disco

The Era of Disco By: Nyla Griffith Influenced by pop, funk, and soul, the genre of disco emerged in New York in the 1970s as

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater By: Nyla Griffith Musical theater began around the 1840s and continues to the modern day. Originally black people, and specifically African Americans were

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Techno

Techno By: Nyla Griffith The genre of techno, which followed the jazz era was a sub genre of funk music. It originated in Detroit, Michigan

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Ragtime

Ragtime Following the era of Negro Spirituals and folk music, a new era emerged. The genre of Ragtime was a uniquely American genre created and

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