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 known for its upbeat nature and as the main form

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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 the Sunday, December 8th performance at King’s Chapel at Morehouse

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Blues and the Black Workforce

Blues and the Black Workforce By: Nyla Griffith The era of the blues saw many socioeconomic changes and was heavily influenced by what was happening in the world at the time. Primarily in the early

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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 by its constant beat and rapping with each rapper having

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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 emerged in a place called Congo Square where there was

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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 became the most recent form of sacred music. Starting with

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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 a new form of dance music. In turn, it influenced

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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 not permitted to participate in musical theater. So in order

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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 in the early 1980s. Primarily classified by its high-pitched technological

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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 mainly performed by African Americans in the time period of

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