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 songs were from older albums like Cole World: The Sideline Story and Born Sinner. J.Cole performed all of his songs […]

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 arrangements, rock and jazz solos, guitar timbres, and soul vocal styles. Many people called funk music “soul groups”, “dance bands”, […]

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 Phife Dawg. Q-Tip was born Jonathan Davis in April of 1970, but then later on changed his name to Kamaal […]

The Life of Wendell Logan- Sarah Wiggins & Gabby Fullilove

Wendell Logan was a composer and jazz musician born and raised in Thomson, Georgia. In 1962, Logan graduated from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in music, in 1964 he graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Masters’s in music, and in 1968 he graduated from University of Iowa with a […]


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 genre. Instruments like the piano, oboe, trumpet, bassoon, clarinet, timpani, violin, viola, cello, and flute were often found playing in […]

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 since watching my eyes has opened my eyes even more to white privilege and the terrible things that go on […]

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 notes, and blues forms. Blues texts refer to the lyrics sung in blues music which were very repetitive and to […]


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. There was emphasis on the down beats or the 2 and 4 in order to make the music more rhythmic. […]

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 Period lasting from 1880- 1929, The Transitional Period lasting from 1930- 1945, and The Gospel Period lasting from 1946- 1969. […]

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 owners where they could come together and sing and dance. These songs were more than just a music; they were […]

Five Songs from 2000-2018

2000: Ms. Jackson by Outkast I chose this song because I was thinking of Atlanta artist and Outkast is from Atlanta. 2003: Crazy In Love by Beyoncé I used to watch the music video and try to do the dance when I was little. 2005: We Belong Together by Mariah Carey When I was 5 […]


INTRODUCTION My name is Sarah Wiggins, I am a first-year Health Science major from Silver Spring, Maryland. I love children and medicine so when I graduate I want to go to medical school to become a pediatrician. I have an older brother who is a sophomore at Brown University and I love to travel, listen […]