Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets What is Jubilee singing? The word jubilee was derived  from the bible where its latin definition most nearly meant “to shout with joy”. Black people adopted this definition most literally, and adopted a genre of music called jubilee singing. Jubilee started in only Black communities such as churches and historically black colleges and […]

The Kora: the Instrument Heard ‘Round the World.

The Kora: the Instrument Heard ‘Round the World Background: The Kora is an indigenous West African instrument that African-Americans took and incorporated into their own folk tunes. The Kora is a string instrument in the calabash harp family and has a whopping twenty-one strings. It has the most strings of any any string instrument except […]