Author: symonedavisc

Casting Call

Musical Theater American musical theater in the 1890’s was a genre monopolized by white people. African Americans were only seen through the white director or peoples perspective which was usually presented in the form of

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Drop the BEAT

TECHNO Techno music was created in the 1980’s by Juan Atkins. Techno music is also known as underground dance music or “high tech soul” electronic music that first became huge in the UK. This genre

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HIP HOP HORRAY!

Hip Hop: Is It Just Music or Culture? Hip Hop was born in the inner cities of New York. Hip Hop started off as just beats and breaks before MC’s decided to start rhyming over

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Let’s Get Funky!

Let’s Get F U N K Y! Funk is defined as “a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a

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The Blues: Sad Music or Storytelling?

The Blues: Sad Music or Storytelling? Blues began in the Mississippi Delta and became a mix of church style music, which morphed into work songs or songs that focused on the here and now. Typically

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Gospel: A Spiritual Timeline

Gospel: A Spiritual Timeline  Gospel music is said to be “a form of euphoric, rhythmic, spiritual music rooted in the solo and responsive church singing of the African American South. Its development coincided with the

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Ragtime: What A Time to Be Alive

Ragtime: What A Time To Be Alive Ragtime began in the late 19th century and early 20th century, ragtime peaked in popularity. It began to recognized as an all black genre. The style was directed

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Jubilee Quartet: Was There Only Four or More?

Jubilee Quartets: Was There Only 4 or More?            Jubilee Quartets were the merging between folk and blues. The Jubilee Quartet genre not only consisted of four-person quartets but University Jubilee Quartets, Minstrel Shows, Community-Based, Sacred

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Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals The beginning of music began with negro spirituals. Negro Spirituals were songs sang by enslaved Africans. In these songs they would express their feelings and emotions about the situation they were in. A

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