Public Enemy by Olivia Tomlinson

Public Enemy Background Public Enemy is a male hip-hop group that dominated the 1980s and 1990s. Originating in Long Island, New York, the group consisted of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Terminator X, and

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Techno

Techno Techno music originated in Detroit in the 1980s. Techno music was influenced by house music from Chicago. Techno was created by three men: Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May. They met and bonded

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Disco by Olivia Tomlinson

Disco by Olivia Tomlinson Disco was the primary music genre in the 1960s.  Disco got its name from discotheque’s, the dance oriented clubs that would play this type of music.  Disco music was originally popular

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Gospel by Olivia Tomlinson

Gospel by Olivia Tomlinson The origin of black gospel finds it roots within negro spirituals. Gospel began to rise in the 1930s.  Thomas Dorsey, known as the father of Gospel, combined the rhythms of blues

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Jazz Olivia Tomlinson

Black Intellectualism & Jazz During the 1920s, there was a boom in black artistry and intellectualism.  The Harlem Renaissance inspired black artists and thinkers to push the status quo.  During this time jazz was the

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Ragtime by Olivia Tomlinson

Ragtime by Olivia Tomlinson Ragtime began around 1896 and continued up until the 1920s, where it was replaced by jazz.  Ragtime introduced uptempo syncopated beats, and was the first genre of music to be published

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Blues by Olivia Tomlinson

How the Blues was Therapeutic for Black People by Olivia Tomlinson The blues was a secular music created in the early 20th century.  Prior to the blues most music was sacred or spiritual in nature,

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Jubilee Quartets by Olivia Tomlinson

Jubilee Quartets by Olivia Tomlinson Fisk Jubilee Singers The Fisk Jubilee singers helped to make Negro spirituals popular in the US. They were originally started to raise funds for their school, back in 1871. Click

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Marian Anderson by Olivia Tomlinson

Review of Marian Anderson by Olivia Tomlinson Marian Anderson’s performance at the Lincoln Memorial raised awareness to the power of black women in civil rights and suffragette movements.  Women like Anderson and Florence are an

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