Author: ralexa12

Jazz it Up!

Jazz music originated in the African American community. Jazz music developed from the influence of blues and ragtime music. Like the blues and ragtime genres

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Jubilee Quartets!

Jubilee quartets were popular African American religious groups. Jubilee quartet singers originated in 1871 when a Caucasian when the students at Fisk University began to

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Peace Out!

Well, its near to the official end of the semester. Every day of the semester proved to me that I made a good decision enrolling

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A Class Act!

The impact that African Americans had on the history of classical music is usually overlooked when considering the genre.  Originating from the 16th century to the

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Evolution of Hip Hop

This poster represents the evolution of east and west hip-hop music from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Starting with The Sugarhill Gang on the

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Are you down with the Blues?

The blues genre has its roots in American slave plantations of the 19th century. The slaves would sing negro spirituals, chants, and work songs while

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It’s Time for Ragtime!

Ragtime originated in the Midwest African American communities in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The name “ragtime” was coined from its previous term

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Cameo Bibliography

“Cameo Cofounder Tomi Jenkins and Engineer Henry Falco Talk about Word Up! on the Thirtieth Anniversary.” Wax Poetics, 23 Dec. 2016, www.waxpoetics.com/blog/features/articles/cameo-cofounder-tomi-jenkins-engineer-henry-falco-talk-word-thirtieth-anniversary/. Kellman, Andy. “Cameo |

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