Soul was originated by African Americans in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, R&B and jazz. Soul became popular for dancing and listening in the US, where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were heavily influenced during the Civil Rights Movement. In involved catchy rhythms, stressed by handclaps and body moves. Other characteristics of soul are a call and response between the lead vocalist and the chorus and an especially tense vocal sound. The style also occasionally uses improvisational additions, twirls and auxiliary sounds. The genre reflected the African-American identity and stressed the importance of an African-American culture. The new-found African-American consciousness led to new styles of music, which boasted pride in being black.

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Getting Funky

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bztE5IbQOo[/embedyt] Funk was born from the influence of many genres: jazz, R&B, soul, and African grooves. It existed in an early form in New

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Impact of R&B

Rhythm and Blues genre originated in the 1940s. The term R&B was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African

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From Griots to Blues

The origins of the blues takes place in the 1890s in Deep South. The styles of the blues has been linked to griots. Griots were

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Music is Fluid

In this class I learned that all of the music we listen to regardless of genre is influenced by African American culture. White people tried

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Commodification in Blues

Blues music although originated by African Americans became popularized by European groups who adapted the techniques of the Delta Blues musicians. White artists and groups

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Hip Hop, Forever Evolving

Hip-hop started off as block party entertainment in New York’s poorest cities, It has grew to become a global phenomenon that dominates the music society

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