Maya Streat

/*! elementor – v3.5.3 – 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Hi, I am Maya Streat! I am a freshman from the DMV and I am studying Elementary education. I aspire to be a kindergarten teacher and then later in the future, I want to become a principal. My favorite genres of […]

Kathleen Battle and the Negro Spiritual she sang

Negro Spirituals are religious music of African Americans during slavery spirituals began during the Great Awakening. Spirituals were used to cope and to send messages to others who were enslaved. They made the songs to have conversations with one another and just to be able to sing songs that they wanted to sing, not songs […]

Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton had one of the biggest influences on Jazz music because he was the one that created it. He invented Jazz in 1902 and ever since then it had skyrocketed and so many people made their own different versions of Jazz. At the early age of 14 Jelly Roll began playing the piano […]

Artistic Poem

Bebop  Bebop makes you want to dance  Go to your local club  And dance fast  As fast as you  Possibly can  Dance so fast that  You’re tryna catch  Your breath from  Running away  I’ve been dancing so fast  For so long  My dancing is starting  Really starting to slow  Slow down   Now im not   Dancing […]

Stevie Wonder

When I think of Funk music Stevie Wonder doesn’t come to mind. During the time period that Funk music was really popular a lot of the artist sang about love and partying, while Stevie Wonder sang about what was happening during the time period. /*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading […]

Bessie Smith

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Bessie Smith Early Life Bessie Smith was one of the most powerful and influential Blues singer that the word has ever seen. Bessie Smith was born on April 15th, 1894. Her full name was Elizabeth Smith and she was born in […]

Jubilee Quartet

Jubilee quartet was of group of African-American men who would sing religious music in the early 20th century. The Fisk Jubilee singers were the first to make the jubilee style popular. There are three main periods that the jubilee quartet consist of.  The first period of the jubilee quartets is the jubilee period. The jubilee […]

The Evolution of Gospel Music

Gospel music became relatively popular in the early 1950’s but it had been around way before that. Slaves used to sing Gospel Music but it just wasn’t what it is like to day. There are many African American men and women who contributed to what Gospel music was and what it is today. Gospel music […]

African Roots

African Roots Africans have contributed to the white mans “world” since the beginning of time. The biggest thing that we have contributed is our music. Even now we still contribute what our ancestors had started way before they had be taken from the countries. Before the Africans were forced into enslavement, they used music to […]