Hip Hop

Hip Hop The evolution of Hip Hop began in the 80’s. It was a music style consisting of rhyming and beat boxing. It was most influential how many rappers talked about their daily struggles especially for the black community. Many songs talking about drugs, guns, sex, and police violence. It was most popular in New […]


Disco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWurqD68u70https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AVxBedMP4I Disco originated in the 1970’s during the civil rights movement. New York City was the hottest spot to catch a disco party. It was a mixture of soul, funk, and had some latin sounds. It was the hippy era, with the afros, mixture of colors, and when the gay population were able to […]


Techno Techno was found in Detroit, Michigan around 1980’s. It is known as electric dance music. Using a various of beats in one song. It is a mixture of funk, jazz, rock, and house music. Some known artists consist of Jeff Mills, Green Velvet, Derrick May. Many DJ and artists use techno as the form […]

Musical Theater

Musical Theater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxVMLVe62Uhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvFh6sBUIeA Musical theater came about in the 1920’s. It was more popular up north particularly New York City. It was a way for black artists to show their skills of acting and singing. Many musicals being held on broadway. Some known black musicals are ‘The Wiz”, “Dreamgirls”, and “A Raisin in the Sun”. […]


Funk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCCkb6k_aowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4nOHdUntyM Funk music mixes rhythm and blues , some of soul music. Many instruments are used such as the electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, electric organ. It was invented in the 1960’s. James Brown was known as the father of funk music. George Clinton was known as the king of funk music. Funk developed […]


Gospel Gospel music is a genre of American religion music. Originated in the late 18th century it became most popular in the black household and church’s. Gospel music often compared to Negro Spiritual because of the slow tempo and hardships it talks about but bringing positivity with the Lord. Over the years gospel took a […]

Keith Sweat – Tatyanna Tyger

Keith Sweat Who is Keith Sweat.. Born July 22, 1961 to Juanita and Charles Sweat in Harlem, New York. Keith lost his father when he was 12, making a huge impact in his life. At the age of 14 he joined a band called Jamilah in Harlem. He often traveled across the city performing. Keith […]


Twelve Bar Blues By: Tatyanna Tyger Originated in the 1930’s. Known for have 12 bars in the beats. Began in the deep south, Mississippi Delta. Had a big influence on jazz music. In the 1940’s blues made its way up north and midwest.  Singers often talked about their emotions and depressing times. Some blues influencers […]


Roaring Ragtime By: Tatyanna Tyger Piano was the dominate instrument. Ragtime era was from 1896 to 1920. Was found in St. Louis, Missouri Cake Walk was a popular dance to ragtime where slaves would mock their masters by dancing and reacting them. Became played out when Jazz became popular in the 1920’s Some popular ragtime […]

Jubilee Quartets

Jubliee Quartets By: Tatyanna Tyger Originated in the early 1900’s. Was similar to Negro Spirituals but consisted of a faster beat. The minimum amount of singers in a group was four. Consisting of a first bass, second bass, first tenor, and second tenor. Influenced the start of Gospel music. Many groups would sing for a […]

Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals Negro Spirituals are composed by slaves. During slavery many slaves expressed their feelings and what they encountered through music. Creating songs not only to help them release their pain but also others. Collectively sharing the same hardships and battles they struggled with. Most slaves attended church where they were able to perform with […]

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice Marian Anderson was the voice for black woman. Having the ability to sing rights that black woman deserved through her lyrics is powerful. Spreading black feminism by singing about the culture, hardships they go through, and how essential they are in the world. Her songs built strength for those woman not able […]

A Review of Folk Music

A Review of Folk Music By: Tatyanna Tyger What I enjoyed most about the African American Folk Music article is the way the author started with the origin of folk music. How it came about and why it is so popular in the African American community. After reading this article I have gained more knowledge […]