Impact of DJing

BY: Sefanit Abbi, Taylor Harris, Ariana Swindell, and Laila Johnson DJs and their art are credited to be the founders of hip-hop because of their ability to hold space. DJs are able to control their spaces with the music they create, keeping their fingers on the pulse of what keeps the culture innovative and continuously […]

JJ Johnson: Jazz trombonist

Often referred to as the “Charlie Parker of the Trombone” , JJ Johnson dominated his instrument for more than 40 years becoming known for his stellar composition and instrumentation. Due to his unique musical dexterity and fluency he has been dubbed on of the best trombonists of all time. /*! elementor – v3.8.0 – 30-10-2022 […]

Chess Records

Chess recorded, located in Chicago and founded in 1950, captured and shaped a new style of American music that was heavily shaped by the South. Chess would go on to influence rock and roll pioneers such as Chuck Berry to the Rolling Stones, becoming synonymous with the American rhythm and blues. /*! elementor – v3.8.0 […]

Mahalia Jackson Story

/*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .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} References https://www.biography.com/news/mahalia-jackson-i-have-a-dream-influence https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123498527 https://www.biography.com/musician/mahalia-jackson https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/jackson-mahalia https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/may/19/mahalia-jackson-martin-luther-king-al-sharpton https://www.washingtoninformer.com/the-religion-corner-mahalia-jackson-a-lifetime-story/

Birth of Gospel

Gospel music birthed from Negro spirituals remains one of the most influential genres in the world offering hope and faith for many throughout the continued suppression of the African American society and imposed systems of oppression. /*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .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} Beginning of Gospel /*! elementor […]

The Rise of Ragtime

Ragtime first introduced in the late 1890s introduced a unique style of music that consisted of a lively and syncopated rhythm that would continue to change the way music is created. /*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .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} Introduction Classic Ragtime was first introduced in 1896, originating mainly […]