Lightnin’ Hopkins

The Influence of Lightnin’ Hopkins on Blues What is Blues? “What is the blues? Life. Life as we live it today, life as we’ve lived

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The Progressive Era

Women in Ragtime Ragtime When you think about Ragtime, you should automatically think of the piano. As it can be defined as a genre of

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From Jubilee to Gospel

Introduction The term Jubilee Quartet was derived from a group of singers known as the Fisk Jubilee Singers. This group was formed at Fisk University,

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The Shout

Introduction The Ring Shout equally requires bodily actions and soulful shouts. To slaves it was more than just the biblical scriptures put into a song.

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Feeling Jazzy?

What is Jazz? Jazz is a unique music style that originated in the African American communities of New Orleans. Jazz is a blend of blues,

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New Orleans Jazz

Traditional New Orleans Jazz   Traditional New Orleans jazz is a musical genre with distinguishing poetic features that within a discrete, social framework, are connected

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Ya Like Jazz?

Let’s Get Jazzy! Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Blues

Blues music was known to break down the stereotypes of Black people and play a role in the fight for justice and equality during the

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