Author: Sarah Wiggins

K.O.D. Tour

J.Cole Concert On Monday, October 8, 2018 I saw J. Cole in concert at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. he performed 24 of his songs, some were from his newest album K.O.D. and some

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Get Funky

ORIGIN & CHARACTERISTICS Funk is a genre that emerged during the 1960s as a form of dance music. It gained inspiration from rhythm and blues and jazz music. Funk has elements from blues- styled horn

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A Tribe Called Quest

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Background A Tribe Called Quest is a male hip hop group that originated in Queens, New York in 1988. The group had 4 original members; Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi, and

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Classical

Origin & Characteristics Classical music began in 1730 and lasted all the way until 1920. It wasn’t until the 20th century where you begin to notice black people become relevant in classical.  Classical is an extremely structured

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Michael Dyson Reflection

I really enjoyed watching Michael Dyon’s interview. Throughout the interview, many controversial subjects were discussed but were all surrounded by the fact that white mediocrity trumps black genius. Everything that he said I agreed with and

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I Got the Blues

Origin & Characteristics Blues music originated in the south during the late 1800s. Many elements of blues music come from European and African influences. Characteristics of blues are blues texts, the role of instruments, blue

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Ragtime

Origin & Characteristics Ragtime is a secular music genre that lasted from 1896- 1920. It formed from a previous secular music genre called folk music. Rag music included the piano and a lot of syncopation.

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Jubilee Quartets

Origin & Characteristics of the Genre Jubilee Quartet is a musical genre that originated in the mid nineteenth century that derives from negro spiritual and folk music. There were three periods of quartets; The Jubilee

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Negro Spirituals & Folk Music

Origin & Characteristics of the Genre Negro Spirituals are a type of religious folksong created by African Americans during slavery. Slaves would sing these spirituals in invisible churches, which were places away from their slave

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