Hip Hop

The emergence of the Hip-Hop genre occurred in the 1970s by a young man named, Clive Campbell, in Bronx, New York. Clive Campbell created the genre based on his Jamaican tradition. Hip-Hop became extremely popular in the years between the 1990s and 2000s. The 90s is when hip hop artists began to draw on the […]

What Up Doe Techno

What Up Doe Techno The Birth of Techno Techno was born in the Motown city of Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. By the middle of the 90s, the genre of music became more diverse leading to many different styles of Techno music.  Techno is a blend of electric Jazz, Funk and Chicago house music. Three […]

We Ain’t Misbehavin’ in Musical Theater

We Ain’t Misbehavin : Musical Theater Ain’t Misbehavin is a Musical Theater masterpiece from 1978. This masterpiece is dedicated to Harlem Renissance’s Black musicians from the time period between the 1920s to the 1930s. During the Harlem Renaissance, Black livelihood was flourishing, they were proud of who they were. Blacks were open to new ideas […]

Can You Dig It With Disco?

Can You Dig It With Disco? Disco music originated in the 1970s-1980s by DJs with the French root of discoque. The DJs used music to express their freedom and was meant for the crowd of minorities. Disco became an era, allowing people to escape through their style of makeup, hair, clothing, and dance moves. Styles […]

Let’s Get Jazzy

Let’s Get Jazzy Jazz Jazz is a mixture of blues and ragtime music. Jazz emerged in the booming city of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1895. New Orleans was composed of a massive melting pot of French, Italian, African, Caribbean, English, and many others making up the population.  Jazz was used as an emotional outlet to […]

Feelin’ Blue With The Blues

Feelin’ Blue with The Blues In the late 20th Century, the genre of the Blues emerged during a time of pain and sorrow with social implications in southern cities such as, St. Louis, New Orleans, and Memphis. During this time, the black community was still adjusting and trying to progress, they found their way in […]

A Remembrance of Ragtime

A remembrance of Ragtime In the late 1980s, the genre of Ragtime was influenced by the Minstrel Show Music in St. Louis, Missouri. Ragtime consisted of syncopated rhythms influenced by cakewalks of the past. In the genre, the “left hand” and “right hand” purposed two different purposes. The right hand played the syncopated melody while […]

Give Me Some Gospel

Give Me Some Gospel The genre of Gospel emerged in 1946 from African Americans who desired a new form of music to express their common religious beliefs. Gospel was then used to mentally escape and let go of all burdens by letting their Lord take over through their lyrics. In Gospel, musicians use bass guitar, […]

What’s Up With Folk?

What’s Up With Folk? “That’s all folks… Music” Article Critique by Sarah Bradford Folk Music originated in 1865 in the Americas from Africans of from divine cultural descent.  In “That’s all folks… Music” article, readers are given the chance to get to know the art of folks music from the beginning of time. The article […]

Marian Anderson

Miss Marian Anderson: A Review of “Life Every Voice And Sing The article about Marian Anderson, “Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound of Black Sisterhood” by Alisha Lola Jones, gave me a personal outlook on the life of Miss Marian Anderson. She was such an amazing woman. According to the […]

You Need Some Negro Spirituals

You Need Some Negro Spirituals Negro Spirituals originally surfaced when slaves were working through the plantations many years ago. These songs were cries for help from their Lord and Savior. Negro Spirituals were created by black people and published by whippos. White people made money off of music they did not even dare to create, […]