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Isley Brothers

Isley Previous Next The Isley Brothers were a blues and rock band who began their career in the late 1950’s, and reached peaks in the ‘60s and ‘70s, creating music in a wide range of

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets Previous Next Jubilee Quartets gave us exactly what their name says they will. These groups consisted of four members,each singing in a different octave of voice – first tenor, tenor, bass, and the

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Musical Theater

Theater Previous Next Musical Theater has a main goal of adding an additional complexity in the way in which entertainment is delivered to an audience. That is, comedy, music, and dancing will oftentimes be incorporated

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Techno Music

House Music Previous Next Techno, electronic dance music originated in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980’s and gained popularity globally in the 1990’s. Techno is said to be the result of middle-class African- American;s fascination of

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Disco

Previous Next Disco made an appearance in the 1970’s but was not originally recognized in mainstream media. The genre got its name from the 1960’s club dance called “discotheque”, and that’s where is was most

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Ragtime

Ragtime Previous Next Ragtime is popularly known for its syncopated melodies, and its derivative from jazz. The genre emerged from musicians in Mississippi and Missourui in the late 19th century. Borrowing its influence from already

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Blues

Wipe your tears,don’t get the Previous Next Once again we created it ! Blues was birthed in the south in the early 19th century, not too long after the ending of slavery in America. Coincidence

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Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson Previous Next I honestly could not stop reading this well-written article by Alisha Jones titled “Lift Every Voice..”. Jones captivated my attention with her so very overlooked, but very necessary, claim in thesis

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Gospel

Oh Lord, You Are the Gospel Previous Next When we think of gospel as we know it as African Americans we think of Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp, and this image is true from our

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Jazz

Jazzy Jazz Jazz Previous Next Like many other genres, jazz was birthed from the African American community and in result, lead to the influence of other variations of the genre including free jazz, modal jazz,

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