Author: sekaibonnerflagg

Floetry

Floetry Floetry was an R&B group who rose to fame during the late 1990s into the early 2000s. The duo comprised of two English women, Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart. The two met in London

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater Musical theater describes a style of drama which involves acting and singing.  Before dramas were televised they were performed at playhouses. The epitome of success for a play was for it to be

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Disco

Disco Many people think of the disco and automatically associate the 70s, but in actuality disco did not gain popularity amongst Black people until the mid to late 70s and disco reigned throughout the 80s.

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Gospel

Gospel Singing about God has always been an imperative element of Black Christian culture. The evolution of gospel can be divided into three periods. The transitional period, the traditional period and now contemporary. The transitional

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Techno

Techno Techno is a genre of music which emerged during the 80s through the rise of computers. It is a form of dance music created electronically using software that mimics instruments and usually has little

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Jazz and the Expansion of Black Intellectualism

Jazz Jazz was the genre which pioneered Black intellectualism for it encouraged  free thinking and creative expression. Prior to jazz the content of music was was expressive of actual events and narrated non fiction stories. Jazz

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The 90’s

The 90’s! The 90s pushed hip-hop to the forefront of music culture while also proving an especially fruitful decade for rhythm and blues through R&B. Black artists, began to draw on the black power visual

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Blues

Blues The earliest example of Blues were found in the form of work songs. Work songs were created by Black men laying down the railroads. The songs enabled them to work in a rhythmic fashion

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets Jubilee quartets were popular from the 1880s to 1930s. Jubilee quartets existed in three periods the jubilee period which lasted until the 30s, the transitional period which lasted for about 15 years, and

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Ragtime

Ragtime is a genre that was very popular throughout the 1920s. Ragtime was played on the piano and disseminated through sheet music. Originally it was music created by Black people for Black people. The upbeat

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