Disco

Disco was the popular music style during the 70s. It started in New York with DJ’s. This music style was very upbeat with guitar driven lines. Disco was all about peace and love, it brought all people together from different races, genders, and sexualities. Disco brought back dancing, its fast pace was partnered with flashy, colorful lights. There are sub-genres that include italo-disco, euro disco, and space disco. 

Donna Summer

“Queen of Disco” & “First Lady of Love”

She produced over 32 hit songs during her career, including “Lady of the Night”, “cats without claws”, and “Crayons”. This led to her being a five time Grammy award winner.

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hey, Folk!

Hey Folk! Folk music began as a way for enslaved Africans to tell their stories and share their hopes. They used instruments such as the

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A Good ol’ Ragtime

Ragtime first developed in St. Louis around the end of the 19th century (1893-1917). This genre of music was made for dancing with its lively

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Gospel

Gospel Black gospel music came about from the roots of negro spirituals. It really made its rise in the 1930’s. These songs focused on biblical

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I’ve got the Blues

Blues music was created by black people in the South in the 1870’s, and it was influenced by ragtime and folk music. What makes blues

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Let’s get Jazzy

Jazz is a music form that was developed in New Orleans in the early 20th century. New Orleans was a very diverse city and all

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Negro Spirituals- Alex Chargois

What is a Negro Spiritual? Songs that were created by black slaves in America starting around 1865 that reflected the hardships they were facing, provided

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