Category: Classical

The Golden Gate Quartet

The most popular of the Jubilee Quartets were the Golden Quartets. This group formed in the mid-30’s and started in Booker T. Washington High School located in Norfolk, Virginia. This group was made up of

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“Ima Classic Man”

“Ima Classic Man” Classical music is a genre or style of music that did not originate from black people, but grew in appreciation and contribution to the field by black people over time. Black people

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The Arts/Classical

During the early 20th century was the emergence of composers who taught at Black universities/colleges, with a few of them winning critical acclaims. Their legacy was then passed down to the next generation during the

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Gospel: Old School vs New School

Satan,Your Kingdom Must Come Down: HYMN this song originally sang through hymn has been recreated by The Shirley Caesar renamed: Satin were going to tare your kingdom down.  Origin For christians the archetypal story of

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Do you really know the Classics?

The classical genre originated around the 11th or 12th century in Europe, but was introduced to the African American community by the “Black Mozart”, Chevalier de Saint-George in the 1770’s.  African Americans were only seriously

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Classical Music

Origin  After the emancipation of African Americans, there was an effort for further integration in society academically and culturally, including music. African Americans now had more opportunities share spaces with different kinds of musicians and

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Classical Music

Origin & Characteristics Classical music is one of the oldest musical genres to date . Classical music made it’s appearance in the early 19th century. However, it became more popular in the Black communities in

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