Black People and Musicals

Before black people started to perform in musicals, they were mocked by white performers and the shows were called “coon songs”. In 1898, Will Marion Cook and Bob Cole made the first black written playwright on broadway. In 1915, Scott Joplin, ragtime composer, tried to produce a Broadway show but it failed because of financial reasons.

Some famous Broadway musicals include “The Wiz”, “Rasin in the Sun”, and more 20th century popular “Dream Girls” 

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Folk Music- Amari Davis

Article Review and Critique Summary of Article: The author starts off with a paragraph on what Folk music is. It is stated in the article

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Negro Spiritual Post

Negro spirituals were composed and sung by African slaves. It is usually sung in call and response were there was a singer leading the song

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Techno Music

Techno music emerged in the mid to late 1980s in Detroit. It was a mix of African American styles of music like Chicago house, funk,

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Gospel History

Gospel music originated in the early 20th century. Gospel music has roots in blues and spiritual music. Some spiritual songs had hidden messages in them

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Ready for Ragtime

The Ragtime era began in 1896 and lasted until 1920. It was popularized because of sheet music and the beats throughout the music. Regular people

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