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Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick Background Marie Dionne Warrick was born on December 12, 1940, in East Orange, New Jersey. She enjoyed an incredibly long career as a singer, is the daughter of a record promoter and a

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Hip Hop

Rapper’s Delight I said a hip hopHippie to the hippieThe hip, hip a hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it outBubba to the bang bang boogie, boobie to the boogieTo the rhythm of the

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Funk

Funk music was introduced in the late 70’s. Many people saw it as a celebration of being black and a sound of rebellion. Funk music is a mixture of soul, R&B, and a splash of

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Concert Post

Sweetener I had the opportunity to attend Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour on its stop in Atlanta. Ariana Grande’s music is generally pop and R&B,  and has elements of funk, dance and hip hop. The

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Musical Theatre

Playbill Musical Theatre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JOY5dJcTTc The picture depicted of African-Americans on Broadway before the late 1890s was a “outside perspective of black life created by European-American performers.” Stereotyped” coon songs “were popular, and blackface was used very

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Techno

It’s time to get Techno-cal! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fNDHCHVB2o&list=PLBD2254E5C958748Bhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7N8tNuuGv8&list=PLBD2254E5C958748B&index=2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR5j8x3QAPw&list=PLBD2254E5C958748B&index=6 Techno is a form of electronic music produced using a wide range of computer-based digital instruments and software. Originally created in Detroit in the early 80’s, this genre of

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Disco Fever

DISCO FEVER Disco, an abbreviation of the French word discothèque, is a musical genre that came from underground dance venues in New York City during the 1970’s. DJs paved the way for the genre by

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Gospel

Sing Hallelujah Gospel music is the 20th century form of African American religious music that evolved in urban cities following the Great Migration of Blacks from the rural South around the time of World Wars

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Jazz Fusion

Jazz Fusion Jazz Fusion originated in the 1970s from the release of Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” in 1969 which used eighth note time feels and production of techniques used in popular music such as, overdubbing

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Ragtime

Raggedy-Ragtime Previous Next Ragtime is a secular genre of music that came about between 1896 and 1920 but reached its prime in the 1920s. The name ragtime comes from the ragged off-beat style played on

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