Blues music came about from the Mississippi Delta (New Orleans). A lot of people ‘back in the day’ listened to blues because of its deep history behind it. The inventor of blues were slaves and family members of slaves. Blues came from the outside slaves who typically worked in the fields. The blues started to come popular around the 1960s when its revival was taking place. A few famous artist and bands that were popular around this time were: Bessie and Mammy Smith, WC Handy, and Muddy Waters.

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FUNK

Its time to go get funk! Funk was created in the late 1960’s. Funk is a mixture of Soul, R&B, and jazz. Funk music linked

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Marian Anderson Article Review

Before reading the article on Marian Anderson, I was unaware about her contributions to Negro Spirituals. In Anderson’s lifetime, she won many awards such as:

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Ragtime Post

Ragtime ran its course from 1896-1920. Ragtime brought an upbeat to music which is what made it popular. The instrument used in ragtime was the

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Jubilee Quartets Post

There are five different types of Jubilee Quartets. The first kind is University Jubilee Quartets which were school based. The second kind is Minstrel Jubilee

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Negro Spirituals Post

Negro Spirituals was developed in 1865. Negro Spirituals were very popular while slavery was going on. Even when slavery stopped Negro Spirituals still continued. Two

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Techno… more like Technology.

Techno was created in the mid 1980’s in Detroit, Michigan. Techno is the daughter of house music, electronic dance music, disco, and industrial music. Techno

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The art of the Theatre

  African American theatre music dates back to as early as the 1830’s. A lot of people thought to believe that whites were the ones

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