Artist Project: Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is the most influential pop icon. She is not just influential because of her voice but she is influential because she has donated and supported many charities and has continued to use her platform for good purposes.         Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1969, in Huntington, New York. Mariah Carey was […]

James Brown

Thesis : James Brown was the most Influential R&B artist during the early 1950’s until the early 2000’s. I say this because he was still performing up until his death. And between the early 90’s and early 2000’s he influenced R&B because that’s when R&B became very popular.    James brown was born on  May […]

Unit 2&3

  Thesis: I believe spirituals are the most influential genre. I say this because if it weren’t for this genre a lot of music that we know wouldn’t be created. Unit 2 Within this unit I learned that slave owners allowed slaves to sing. They only allowed them to do that because they knew slaves […]


Thesis  Scott Joplin is considered the king of ragtime because he was able to diversify ragtime and contribute to a genre of music that was segregated and he was the face of this genre. During this time period this was so important because segregation lasted way longer than this period but he opened doors for […]

The Evolution Of African Music

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Tasha Cobbs By Tyria Gilmore

  Born on July 17, 1981 In Jesup Georgia. She began her career as a worship leader at her fathers church. She then joined another church in Atlanta, Georgia. She then moved her talents and to dReam center church in Atlanta. In 2019, Cobbs and her husband, Kenneth, founded The Purpose Place Church in South […]

Summer Of Soul By Tyria GILMORE

Summer of soul This was the Harlem cultural festival that took place from June 29 – August 24 in 1969. This festival had artists from the genres of Rock music, R&B, soul music, jazz, pop- music, and gospel. This event took place at Mount Morris park in Harlem New York. Tony Lawrence hosted this event […]

Donna Summers by Tyria Gilmore

Disco is a genre of music that emerged from urban night life in the 1970s.  Disco was catered to Blacks, Latinos, and gays.The first disco qua disco hit was Gloria Gaynor’s “Never Can Say Goodbye” (1974), one of the first records mixed specifically for club play. As disco evolved into its own genre in the […]


Thesis: I think that Traditional Jazz is more influential than Ragtime or Blues.  Jazz originated in New Orleans and began in 1917. Some can even argue that Jazz was birthed before then considering the Congo square. The Congo square gave slaves the opportunity to express themselves through music. This event took place every Sunday and […]


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The Blues ( By Tyria Gilmore)

Thesis  I believe Bessie Smith was the most impactful blues artist because not only because of her gender but her music as well. Bessie Smith Had the most powerful voice in blues which shaped Blues because at first artist were singing about poverty but she caused a transition from that. That transition was positive in […]

Tupac Shakur (Hip Hop)

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Nathaniel Dett ( Negro spiritual)

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