Summer of Soul to Bebop  As the child runs around outside  She hears Nina Simon and B.B King  She is not quite old enough to tell you the name of the music  But she is surely listening  She dances around outside with people to  BOOMs but she is too young to have rhythm  But she […]

Negro Spirituals To Gospel

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All About The Blues

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African Roots

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block}    When it comes to African roots and it’s music. The instruments are vital to the music that is made! The instrument that will be talked about in this post is the Djembe. The Djembe is a drum and this is the most popular […]

Richie Havens

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& All That Jazz

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Jazz is such a complex music genre, it is made up of so many different genres. It is made up of ragtime, blues, marches, and so many more. Jazz started to be heard throughout the United States in the 20th century. The first […]

The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baje6r60do4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yhHIqsOanI The decade my partner and I chose was the 60’s. We were given the task to find two gospel artists from this time. She found the great Mahalia Jackson. The song that she chose was God Knows The Reason Why. When it […]

Anderson .Paak

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block}      Anderson. Paak is the artist I chose to write about. He has been an inspiration of mine since I was a child. His sweet and soulful voice has always helped me continue to push through when I felt I could not. […]

We Want The Funk

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Funk music became a thing in the 1960’s, it became popular in the 1970’s & 1980’s. Funk actually was inspired by the tradition of African-Americans orating. Funk is not even nessacarily a musical genre. This is said because after doing some research funk […]