Summer of Soul Poem

It is amazing how unique black music is  It can make people dance, sing, smile, and create, a joyful soul  All around you see fellow black people celebrating at the festival  Celebrating black pride watching performances from the 5th  Dimension and the Chambers Brothers To The Pop Staples and the staple sisters There was always […]

Aaliyah Haughton

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Bibliography “Aaliyah’s Music will Finally Be Streaming. What took so long?” nytimes.com, 5 August 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/arts/music/aaliyah-catalog-streaming.html    Harris, Aisha. “What Made Aaliyah So Special Is More Complicated Than It Seems”, 25 August 2021, https://www.npr.org/2021/08/25/1030628420/what-made-aaliyah-so-special-is-more-complicated-than-it-seems    Moghe, Sonia. “Minister who officiated R. […]

James Brown Influence of the Funk Genre

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African Music Influence In America

/*! elementor – v3.5.4 – 23-01-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Thesis Statement The style of delivery of black music is full of rhythm, syncopation, and versatility as a result of polyrhythmic African instruments.  Djembe The Djembe is an instrument that is used for several events, including weddings, baptism, sickness, and others. […]

Zoie Richelieu

/*! elementor – v3.5.3 – 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} About Me! Hi, I am Zoie Richelieu, a first year International Studies major at Spelman College. I am excited to see what awaits me and to do my best during this college experience. One fact about me is that I love […]

Aaliyah Haughton

/*! elementor – v3.6.5 – 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Introduction Aaliyah Haughton, also known as Aaliyah, is a well-known R&B singer born in Brooklyn, New York. Her music career started after signing a contract with Jive Records in 1994. She was also an actor for a while in her life.  […]

Charlie Parker and Bebop

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Bebop Introduction /*! 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} After WWII, a new style of jazz evolved, which focused on improvisation, known as bebop. It became a musical representation of the 50s. Bebop musicians defied the […]

Aaliyah Haughton

Aaliyah Haughton: – 7 Ways Aaliyah Changed R&B Forever: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/7-ways-aaliyah-changed-rb-forever-248663/  Aaliyah’s talent: What Made Aaliyah So Special Is More Complicated Than It Seems: https://www.npr.org/2021/08/25/1030628420/what-made-aaliyah-so-special-is-more-complicated-than-it-seems  Aaliyah and R. Kelly:  Minister who officiated R. Kelly and Aaliyah’s wedding testifies against Kelly: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/01/us/r-kelly-trial-testimony-minister-aaliyah/index.html  Aaliyah’s Legacy:Remembering Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’s legacy 20 years after her tragic death: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/08/25/aaliyah-legacy-20-years-after-tragic-death-fans-and-celebrities-remember-princess-of-r-b/8244181002/  Aaliyah’s […]

Bessie Smith and the Blues

the Blues originated in Mississippi in the 1920s shortly after the ending of Ragtime. Although it was a male-dominated industry, where Black men sang about the struggles of being Black in American society, the western music industry quickly took over and created iconic music. That also goes for one of the well-known Blues singers, Bessie […]

Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quarters were religious music groups full of Black people and there were three major periods of Jubilee Quartets from the late 1880s to the late 1960s. those periods were Jubilee, Transitional, and Gospel Periods. More musical elements were incorporated over time. That helped Jubilee Quartet groups gain more awareness and recognition, which paved the […]

Evolution of Gospel Music

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Gospel Music Gospel music started to take off in the 1950s in the United States, but it existed earlier back in the late 1920s and the early 1930s. It became very popular within the black community and American urban cities. Gospel […]

Negro Spirituals

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Negro Spirituals Black people sang negro spirituals a lot during slavery. It was a form of communication and perseverance to help enslaved black people through those horrific times. It is a combination of African heritage and enslavement that expresses the emotions […]