Disco and Funk: Music for a Movement

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The Influence of African Folk Music

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Alannah Ross: Commodification of African American Music

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The Important of Black Musical Theater

The Important of Black Musical Theater Musical Theater is an essential aspect of African American Culture. The performances combine songs, acting, dancing, spoken dialogue that becomes essential to the Black Community. From the early 20th Century to today’s society, black musical theater gave African Americans a way to express themselves and tell their stories from […]

Musical Theater

Musical theater became big into play with African Americans in the early 1900s when they were able to make plays. This was their way to tell stories through acting, music, and dancing White people made it hard for blacks to become in the spotlight for musicals by mocking them with black face. Some of the […]

A Toast to the 90s

A Toast to the 90s Origin of Hip Hop and Rap Hip hop emerged specifically in African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Latino communities in the Bronx, New York in the early 1970s. Eventually it spread to Harlem and then all of New York. Hip hop really popularized and became international during the 1990s because of popularity […]

Timeline for Music 2000-2018

My Favorite Songs Year Name of Song Artist Genre Reason 2000 Bag Lady Erykah Badu Neo-Soul I still sing this song even today. It is very relatable. 2001 Ms. Jackson Outkast Alternative Hip-Hop Classic 2002 Dilemma Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland Hip Hop/R&B One of the hottest songs in this year 2003 Crazy in Love Beyonce […]

Music Through The Years 2000-2018

Songs of the years 2000-2018 YEAR SONG TITLE/ARTIST REASON GENRE 2000 just friends/ Musiq Soul Child like the song r&b 2001 differences/ ginuwine like the song r&b/ soul 2002 don’tchange/ musiq soulchild song I listened to a lot r&b/ soul 2003 diary/ alicia keys great song by alicia keys r&b/ soul 2004 slow jams/ twista […]

Music Timeline

1980: Kurtis Blow – The Breaks Composed by Kurtis Blow, Robert Ford Jr. James B. Moore, Russell Simmons, and Larry Moore. Hip Hop is a huge part of who I am and my household and “The Breaks” was the first hip-hop hit on a major label, Mercury Records. This was the beginning of making Hip […]

Music Timeline

1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 Bessie Smith Downhearted Blues Its a relatable song when it comes to a heart break. sung with turmoil and pain 1924 1925 1926 Bessie Smith I Ain’t Got Nobdody Its a beautiful sad song 1927 Ma Rainely See See Rider song has a slow swing inflextion 1928 Paul Robeson […]

Musical Timeline

1928 Louis Armstrong West end blues I chose this song because even though its original composer is Joe “king” Oliver, Louis Armstrong was a very influential jazz player and his version of west end blues that he recorded in 1928 is the version that is most popular amongst jazz lovers today. 1929 Fats Waller Aint […]

My Top 5 Songs in the 2000s- Sydnei Young

        2010- Fancy by Drake This song is about women who keep up with themselves and their looks. “Fancy” girls are independent and one of a kind. 2011- Cameras / Good Ones Go Interlude by Drake This song is one of Drake’s greatest songs and is incredibly overrated. 2012- In the Morning […]

5 songs from 2000’s

  Come and ride with me: TI (2005) This song makes me appreciate my southern roots and the music that comes  from the south. Kanye West: Slow Jam (2003) I chose this song because I really miss the old Kanye. He does a good job at sampling music and recreating beats.   Sorry by beyonce […]