How Destiny’s Child got their career “Jumpin’ Jumpin’ ?

How Destiny’s Child got their career”Jumpin’ Jumpin’” by Sidnee Salter The formation of Girls Tyme: As early as the early 90’s, a girl group, which would later be known as Destiny’s Child, formed in the Third Ward community of Houston, Texas. At the age of seven years old, the group’s lead singer, Beyonce, and her family discovered […]

Funk Post by Sidnee Salter

Funk Post by Sidnee Salter Funk music were more of a freedom of expression for blacks. In these genres, the structure was more free and explicit to express identity and the struggles of the 80’s. This is why disco and funk songs are often long in song, typically running from five minutes to ten minutes. […]

Hip Hop post by Sidnee Salter

Hip Hop Post by Sidnee Salter Hip Hop was used as a means of freedom of speech for the black community. In rap songs, it was typical to hear stories about poverty, police brutality, and racial discrimination; topics that were common in the black community at the time. As a means of oppression, police would […]

Gospel Post by Sidnee Salter

Gospel Post by Sidnee Salter Gospel music is a genre that emerged in the black community as early as the 1930s. Gospel music is widely influenced by a number of different genres. The genre of music that is more directly an influencer for gospel is jubilee quartet. Thus, the years 1930-1945 are often referred to […]

Disco Post by Sidnee Salter

Disco Post by Sidnee Salter Disco music is closely related to funk music. Both genres received their biggest buzz in the 80s. Similar to funk music, disco music served as a freedom of expression for black people. The songs were upbeat and fast paced to encourage dancing and happiness with the genre.  The songs are […]

Techno Post by Sidnee Salter

Techno Post by Sidnee Salter Techno music originated in Detroit, Michigan as early as the 1980s by three (at the time) high school aged, African American boys: Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May. May, Saunderson, and Atkins were in the first Techno group and were known as the Bellville Three. Their creation of the […]

Musical Theater by Sidnee Salter

Musical Theater Post by Sidnee Salter African Americans were involved in Musical Theater as early as the late 1800s. However, their roles in the theatrical pieces were often embarrassing and condescending roles. The goal of the theater at that time was to entertain the white audience. This is why it was typical to see most […]

Jazz Post

Jazz Post by Sidnee Salter Jazz originated in the black churches of New Orleans, which was known melting pot in the mid-20th century due to the mixture of races(Spanish people, white people, black people,etc). Jazz is a special way of expressing feelings. All forms of Jazz music expressed ideas that you know, things in your […]

Ragtime Post

A Quick Glance at Ragtime Music by Sidnee Salter       Ragtime music ran its course from approximately 1896 to 1920. Ragtime Music is typically associated with the “Roaring Twenties” because this is the time when it got the most play and was the most popular in African American communities. Unlike other genres of […]

Blues Post

Blues as an important cultural work for African American history? by Sidnee Salter      In the 1920s, a new form of music derived from the style of folk music called blues emerged. Like the association of feeling with the color, Blues music is often though of as sad songs sang by African American peoples. […]

Jubilee Quartet Post

Famous Jubilee Quartet Groups by Sidnee Salter The Dixie Hummingbirds were one of the most successful jubilee quartet groups of their time. They are often credited with defining the modern gospel quartet sound as they influence gospel singers like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jackie Wilson, and the Temptations. The Dixie Hummingbirds, also, performed in Philadelphia and […]

Folk Post Review by Sidnee Salter

Review on “Folk Music: African American Legacy” by Zoe Watkins      Prior to reading Watkins’ post, I had a small understanding as to what folk music was. I knew that it was form of song that was created by African Americans in the mid-20th century. Also, I understood that folk music was not something […]