Author: Whitney Holmes

Detroit Electronic Music

Detroit Electronic Music By: Whitney Holmes Introduction to Electronic Music In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a new genre of music had emerged in America. Unlike the previous genres of music, this genre of

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20th Century v. 21st Century Gospel

20th Century v. 21st Century Gospel Music Origin of Gospel Music Gospel Music began after the Great Migration of blacks after the World Wars from the south to the north. Negro spirituals heavily influenced text

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Black and Blues

Black and Blues By: Whitney Holmes How Did Blues Music Begin? During the turn of the twentieth century, several new forms of music by the black community began to develop. Simultaneously, many new racial tensions

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The Impact of Chess Records

The Impact of Chess Records By: Whitney Holmes The Beginning… At the beginning of the 20thcentury, many African Americans migrated up north to places such as New York and Chicago to seek jobs and

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The Queen of Jazz

The Queen of Jazz By: Whitney Holmes “Music is the universal language… it brings people closer together.”– Ella Fitzgerald Background Information on Jazz Music Ella Fitzgerald is one of, if not the most, popular Jazz

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