Author: Zaniyah Dock

Techno

Origin Techno gave a new touch to the music industry. Techno music was birthed in the mid to late 80s. The genre was first emerged in Detroit Michigan. At the time, things were evolving and

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Hippity Hoppity/ Rap

There has been conversation regarding hip hop and its effects on the African American population. Hip Hop was born in the inner cities of New York. Hip Hop started off as just beats and breaks

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Zaniyah Dock

WHY I SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM THE FINAL I should be exempt from the final because I have been able to produce good work. This class has been a good learning experience. I genuinely feel

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Gospel: Past vs. Present

Past Song: He’s an on Time God by Dottie Peoples 1994 Present Song: Won’t He Do It by Koryn Hawthorne 2017 Gospel music is an integral part of the Black community’s expression and synthesis of

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We’ve Got the Funk!

Background on Funk Music and it’s Relation to Disco Now we’re in the late 70’s and we’re introduced to a genre entitled Funk. Funk music is looked at as a sound of rebellion and a

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R&B: Gene Chandler

Gene Chandler, born Eugene Dixon, is an African American soul artist who is known for his #1 Billboard Hot 100 chart song hit record named “Duke of Earl” (1962). This song was recorded by the

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Blacks & The Blues

The Origin Like an other musical genre, it is of no surprise that the blues transcended from African American roots.The blues sprung from the deep south in Mississippi and began to take over the south

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Jazz: Contribution of Louis Armstrong

Jazz originated from African American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana. Because of its development from roots of blues, it is known as America’s classical music. The music genre is characterized by the combination of African

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Fisk Jubilee Quartet

Fisk Jubilee Quartet Singers In 1871, the Fisk Jubilee Singers began their first tour in a fundraising effort for Fisk University. The tour took the route of the Underground Railroad and performed spirituals, paying homage

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Negro Spirituals

Origins Negro Spirituals is a genre of songs created by African-Americans during the time of enslavement.  The spirituals were used as a form of communication and encouragement, while enforcing Christian values. Elements Negro Spirituals were

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