Author: Vashti Jones

Musical Theater: Purlie

Music Genres Used The musical that I had the pleasure of watching was called Purlie also known as Purlie Victorious. Originally made by Ossie Davis

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Hip Hop: A Lil Salt N’ Pepa

Salt N’ Pepa was originally composed of Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa), and Latoya Hanson who was replaced with Deidra Roper (DJ Spinderella). Formed in

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R&B Artist: The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 was created in Gary, Indiana with brother Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Micheal. The Jackson 5 is an extremely popular group until

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Michael Eric Dyson Interview

In this Breakfast Club interview, Michael Eric Dyson talks about his concerns with the music industry’s reluctance to let African Americans succeed. He wonderfully articulates the

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Classical Music

Origin of Genre Due to Emancipation black people had more opportunities to get professional training and have more exposure for Black composers. So they went

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Alvin SIngleton

  Alvin Singleton is an African American composer who was born December 28, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. He continued his education in music at

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Ragged Rhythm Ragtime

Origin/Characteristics of Ragtime Ragtime gained popularity in the late 1890s to the 1920s, especially in the South. The sound derived from Folk music since it was secular music.

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Moving on Up: Jubilee Quartets

The Origin and Characteristics of Jubilee Quartets Deriving originally from Negro Spirituals and Folk, in the late 1800s, Jubilee Quartets became a new unique style

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