Author: Sydnei Young

Don’t Fight The Funk with Rick James

Don’t Fight the Funk with Rick James Written by: Sydnei Young Origin     Funk music came about in the late 1960’s through the early 1970’s during the Black Power Movement. Rick James was one

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Black Nativity

Black Nativity Written by: Sydnei Young Black Nativity is a soul stirring Christmas Story filled with thrilling notes and voices and glorious gospel music. This musical is expressed in an African American perspective. It was

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Jazz: Swing Era

Swing: Jazz EraBy Sydnei Young, Sarah Wiggins, Christal Smith, Alesha Minott, and Isoke Nelson Origin Swing Jazz originated in New Orleans, Louisiana between 1935 and the mid 1940s, formerly known as the Swing Era. The

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Aspects of Black Classical Music – Sydnei Young

Aspects of Black Classical Music Written by: Sydnei Young Origin:     Although Classical music came about in the early 18th century, it wasn’t until the 20th century the Black community became prominent composers. African-Americans

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Ulysses Kay by Sydnei Young

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD5j1e1FY-U[/embedyt] Ulysses Kay was an African American Composer, Conductor, and Professor. Kay was born in January 7,1917 to a musically talented family. He learned Piano at 6 with William A. Ferguson. He studied the Violin

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Michael Dyson Review by Sydnei Young

    I believe that one does not have to attend college to seem learned. Intelligence does come from education. You can get educated from experience. However, formal education should not be underestimated either. Yet

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Elements of the Blues – Sydnei Young

Elements of the Blues by Sydnei Young Origin and Characteristics The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly enslaved African-American history. The blues originated on Southern plantations in the 19th Century, specifically from Mississippi

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