Techno   In the mid to late 1980s, there was a rise in computers. They began to help people with a lot of things, even music. Because of this rise in computers, a man named Juan Atkins and three of his classmates brought the Techno genre to light in Detroit, Michigan. They pulled together electronic […]


Disco The Disco genre became popular in the mid-1970s. It is known as the genre of dance and brought many people to began clubbing. This is also around the time where DJ’s became a big thing. This genre in a mix of funk, soul, and pop. When people listened to disco they were generally surrounded […]


Gospel Through the years gospel music was there to help all people through the worst of times and the best of times. The gospel genre originated in the 1930s however, in the late 1800s black people would come together and give praise and worship. The black people coming together stemmed from back when they were slaves […]


The ragtime genre originated in the late 19th century by African Americans who did not know how to read or write music. Most of the early composers did not get the recognition they deserved because of this. However, once ragtime became written tradition composers like Ernest Hogan, with his song “All Coons Look Alike to […]

Blues: Women in Blues

Women in Blues ………..In history, women never got the credit they deserve for the impacts they had on everything. However, without women, somethings would not have happened or would have occurred much later. The women in blues impacted the world, the genre, and musicians today.  ……….Women like Mamie Smith and Ma Rainey were inspirations in […]

Jubilee Quartet Post

Timeline 1880-1929: Jubilee Period 1930-1945: Transitional Period 1950: Gospel “I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray” by the Fisk University Jubilee Quartet  The Jubilee Period In 1871 four black men, two of which were former slaves, from Fisk University’s Jubilee Quartet introduced the world to “slave songs.” This group of men was composed of two tenors, a […]

Negro Spiritual Post

Negro Spiritual History and More!! The genre Negro Spiritual started as a way for slaves to talk about what they were going through in their daily lives. The songs also started to become a type of code that slaves used to help other slaves escape to the north so that they can be free. This […]

Article Reflection

“Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood” Reflection      The “Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood” article by Alisha Lola Jones starts with a big question “When will we listen to our black women?” This question is so prominent […]

A Review of – Folk: The Beginning

Folk: The Beginning – Review By: Taryn Payne “Folk: The Beginning” is a very well written article about the history of Folk music. To make the article a more leisurely read the author, Alexis Moreland, broke down the history into sections. She began her article, telling the readers the elements of Folk music and the […]