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Folk

The History of Folk Music

Folk music is an origination from African people. Often accredited to whites, folk music was brought about from enslaved Africans in the Americas. While being

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Folk

Folk Music

What is Folk Music? Folk music is popular traditional music passed down orally through generations that explains cultures varying depending on the class, period of

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1960s

Unsung: The Supremes

The Supremes started out as a quartet known as the Primettes. In 1959 two fifteen year olds, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson, met at a

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Black & Blues

Black & Blues

What is Blues? The Blues is a genre of music that was created by African American in the South. Blues voiced African American’s grief, desires,

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Black & Blues

Black n’ Blues

Let’s get into the Blues Years following the end of the slavery epidemic in America, the music genre, Blues, began to boom. African Americans, no

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Gospel

Gospel Music: Then and Now…

The Evolution of Gospel. Gospel music first emerged as spirituals from the combining of West African musical traditions, the experiences of slavery, Christian practices, and

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Quartets

Like many of the first genres of African American music in the western world, the quartet was born out of European and African American aesthetics

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Can’t Quit The Blues

At the turn of the 19th century – late 1890s – a musical form dubbed “the blues” began to emerge in the Deep South of

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