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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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