Category: Difference

What Difference Does it Make?

Music, especially in the African American community, has been a central part of life. Music marks major life events, transitions, and celebrations. In the African American community, there is seldom a moment where music is

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What Difference Does it Make?

Growing up  I listened to the native songs of Sierra Leone. My parents made a strong effort for my brothers and I to understand and identify with the music of our country. I think it

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Brief post on why IT matters

Studying music brings me to realize that there is not much of a difference to me because analyzing music does not have much affect on the music I listen to. I do recognize however that

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What Difference Does it Make?

Racism is a very prominent issue in today’s society. African American Music can be used to bring awareness of social issues and go more in depth of the disenfranchisement of our people. Sho Barraka is

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Here’s Why It Matters

Prior to studying the roots of African American music and the impact that it has made on American culture, I would just enjoy the way our music made me feel. I found that there is

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What Difference Does it Make?

During one of our class discussions, we described black music to be music that gives hope to Black America, during whatever trials we are facing. In some sense, our music is our sign of resilience.

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The Difference is Intent.

When asked what difference does it make when a white artist makes music that emulates the work of Black artist, the first thing that comes to mind is intent. I think of how intent is

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Why does it matter?

Why does it matter? My earliest and fondest memories are centered around African American music. From dad constantly reminding me that “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder was the first song I ever heard to

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