Insight into the Composers, Conductors, and Musical Performers

When speaking of the impact of classical music and the contributors, black and brown contributors are left out of the conversation. Other genres that have a more significant presence of Black composers and influences, such as Hip Hop/Rap, R&B, and Soul/Neo-Soul, to name a few, will give credit where it’s due. Classical music has had […]

The Cultural Outlook of New Orleans Jazz

New Orleans, LA, was known as the “birthplace of jazz” music. Over 100 years ago, during the 1800s, New Orleans was a cultural mecca (a cosmopolitan) within America. This was a “music city” as there were many cultures and backgrounds that influenced the music being played within different areas. To name a few contributors, there […]

Unit 3 & 4 Summary

Thesis : African Americans spirituals were created due to force but ended up becoming a commodity throughout slavery. In all slavery formed African American spirituals were created.  This was such a crucial moment in history because this was the only way for African Americans to express themselves. African American spirituals gave slaves the chance to […]

Brunswick Records

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Unit 2&3

Thesis: I believe spirituals are the most influential genre. I say this because if it weren’t for this genre a lot of music that we know wouldn’t be created. Unit 2 Within this unit I learned that slave owners allowed slaves to sing. They only allowed them to do that because they knew slaves would […]

Ragtime: As American as Collard Greens

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The Impact of “The King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin

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Artist of the rag time period

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African Roots- African Dancers & A Drummers Rhythm

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Gospel Through the Decades

All Aboard the Gospel Train By: Demi Browder For those like me who wasn’t too heavily experienced with gospel, hop on this train to take a gospel trip down memory lane. Traditional, jazzy, blues, folk, hip-hop, pop, and jubilee, we have it all! Sit back and enjoy the scenary. First Stop: 1920s Mother McCollum was […]

A Dedication to the Wheat Street Female Quartet

Significant in Silence: Wheat Street Female Quartet By: Demi Browder Who is Wheat Street? The Wheat Street Female Quartet is an all female group that emerged in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1920’s. You may wonder who are they? Where did they come from? I’ve never heard of an all women’s quartet group back then? Well, […]

African American Field Hollers and Work Songs

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Scott Joplin: Feminist Icon

Scott Joplin: Feminist Icon By: Lila Gilliam, Olivia Duever, Elaine Ransom, Iyanna Herring, Mara Suggs Before We get in… Since we are studying music, unfortunately, our role in creating a post this week is not to analyze exactly how Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha pushed the boundaries of the society at the time it was written in […]

The Commodification of Black Music-Trinity Seegars

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1890s – 1900s

Jubilee Period (1880-1929) – university Jubilee quartet  – Minstrel Jubilee quartet – community-Based jubilee quartets -Sharp note/sacred harp quartet -Barbershop community quartets Translation Period (1930-1945) -migration North -urbanization -black churches -touring -song battle gospel period ( -performance style -instrumesnts – secular repertoire – led by spirit performance style – clapping and rhtymn  quartet ]: lead […]

Hip Hop Soul

What is Hip Hop Soul? Hip Hop Soul is a Subgenre of R&B music made most popular during the 1990s. Hip Hop R&B fuses the soul of singing with hip hop productions. Origin Story Hip Hop Soul evolved from new jack swing, another form of R&B popularized by artists and producers like Keith Sweat, Bobby […]