Blues was a genre that originated in the 1920’s created by, like most musical stylings, African Americans, with roots from Southern slavery. This music is played in 12-bar style and has roots from gospel, spirituals, and folk. Blues is a term meaning a state of depression or frustration. It is often played as an expression to tell a story of a gloomy mood.

My favorite part of blues is the call-and-response. My first time hearing blues performed was during an African American festival. A line was sung, and the piano played a trio of chords, I thoroughly enjoyed it because at the time I was a piano player.

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Gospel

Gospel is to Christians as Blues is for sad times. Gospel music originates back to the early 17th century. It is a religious genre of

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Jubilee Quartets

A jubilee quartet is an a capella singing group that consists of four to six male or female voices. These quartets are traditionally African American

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Folk Music by Jordan Bogans

Folk music originated in the South, the land of soul, spirituals, and rich harmonies. Slaves created this style of music in order to communicate their struggle and ambitions of hope and liberation. Music, art, and dance were very important during this time period, as it gave African Americans a mode of expression and allowed them to maintain their culture despite being enslaved.

Call-and-Response was a very important musical styling used in folk music. It consisted of a lead calling out a line with a group answering. Pattin Juba was also an element within this genre, it was a dance used to tell stories through song..

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Negro Spirituals

The Atlantic slave trade involved the unwilling diaspora of African and Caribbean people who were forced to relocate and uprooted from their homelands by European

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Techno

Techno- The Belleville Three Techno music was developed in the heart of Detroit, Michigan in 1980. It is a genre of electronic dance music. It

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