Nathaniel Dett ( Negro spiritual)

/*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} THESIS: NATHANIAL DETT WAS THE GREATEST COMPOSER OF ALL TIME  Born in Ontario, Canada  Attended Harvard  studied composition of piano in New York  taught at Hampton institute in Virginia and Bennett College in North Carolina  forest black director at Hampton institute  did concert […]

Negro Spirituals

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Negro Spirituals Black people sang negro spirituals a lot during slavery. It was a form of communication and perseverance to help enslaved black people through those horrific times. It is a combination of African heritage and enslavement that expresses the emotions […]

HBCUS Keeping Negro Spirituals Alive

Introduction Negro spirituals, one of the first forms of music created on American soil by slaves. Negro spirituals expresses the experience of slaves but also serves as a mechanism for motivation for slaves to get through a tough time better known as slavery. So, how is this musical form of story telling and motivation still […]

The Spelman College Glee Club

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The History of Negro Spirituals Negro Spirituals are religious folk songs that were created by Africans who were captured and brought to the United States as slaves. They became more popular in the last few decades of the eighteenth century leading […]

Negro Spirituals’ Influence at Oakwood University

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Negro Spirituals have the ability to provide exposure for collegiate choirs across the world celebrating black culture through our stories and joy in the most radical of times.  The Aeolians of Oakwood University is one of many collegiate choirs that have […]

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/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Negro Spirituals What is a Negro Spiritual? Negro Spirituals are religious music of African American slaves. When did Negro Spirituals come to be? The Great Awakening began in 1740 which was a period of religious revival that swept the American Colonies […]

The Introduction of Negro Spirituals

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} William Dawson was a prominent composer in the African-American community. He was known for creating staples within the genre of Negro Spiritual such as; Mary Had a Baby, There’s a Balm in Gilead, and Soon I Will Be Done. All these songs to […]

Francis Hall Johnson 

/*! elementor – v3.5.5 – 03-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Early Life Francis Hall Johnson was born on March 12, 1888, in Athens, Georgia. He was the fourth of six children of Alice Virginia Sansom and William Decker Johnson, a bishop in AME Church. Johnson was tutored on piano by his […]

Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers were originally created as a 9-member choral group to raise money for the historically Black Fisk University, met with a bit of hostility for preforming Negro Spirituals and not the very popular minstrel style. (Our history. Fisk Jubilee Singers. (2017, December 7). Retrieved February 5, 2022, from https://fiskjubileesingers.org/about-the-singers/our-history/) Negro Spirituals are […]

Negro Spirtuals

/*! elementor – v3.5.6 – 28-02-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Golden Gate Quartet’s Negro Spirituals Older Negro Spirituals https://youtu.be/GUvBGZnL9rEhttps://youtu.be/bXFz-4w1YhA A 1940s Negro Spiritual Style  The Golden Gate Quartet became a staple in the African American communities for their new styles of Negro Spirituals. As we listen to the style of older Spirituals, we can […]

The Man Has Spirit- J. Rosamond Johnson

J. Rosamond Johnson was an influential Black music artist in the 20th century. He is widely known as the composer of the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” He was not only a composer but was also a pianist, soldier, singer, and actor.

William Dawson and the Negro Spiritual

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A Modern Look at Negro Spirituals

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Negro Spirituals are religious folk songs that were commonly used amongst enslaved people and rose to popularity in the late 1700s following the first great awakening. This genre served as a means of expression of Christian values that otherwise had been […]

Negro Spirituals and Its History

The Start of Negro Spirituals During slavery, African Americans were forced from their native land to commit to the normative of the enslavers, White Americans. This caused traumatic experiences, pain, loss of oneself and identity. Negro Spirituals became an outlet of pain, struggles, and a time passer for enslaved people. This was was a coping […]

Negro Spirituals

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Negro Spirituals By: Jala Stubbs Negro Spirituals laid the foundation for folk music, as they are the traditional music of the enslaved. Negro spirituals were religious songs that rallied communities and became a common ground for expression.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGGkG1eECqQ&list=PLaVeHHHqA6zM-AcFAHiqMbLFW8Ti7CzaR&index=11 Spiritual Seedlings The […]

Alannah Ross: Negro Spirituals

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Negro Spirituals What is a Negro Spiritual and where did they come from? Negro spirituals are the religious songs and music that were sung and created during slavery. The songs were mainly strutted in a call-and-response structure and they represented Christian […]

Negro Spirituals

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Negro Spirituals By Mikayla Reid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCXMpslMeFY        During the Enslavement era, the enslaved Africans sang negro spirituals to discuss their struggles and express their faith in God. Some spirituals empowered the enslaved and gave them hope. Slave masters disliked […]

Negro Spirituals + Modern Black Music

/*! elementor – v3.4.7 – 31-10-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Cultural Continuities: rhythm in our story The Technical similarities:  Negro Spirituals were created in response to the hardships of slavery in an effort to communicate and offer morale. Negro Spirituals were a direct result of enslaved people Africanizing the religious practices pushed […]

Negro Spirituals: More than just a Song. It’s a Message for Freedom

/*! elementor – v3.4.4 – 13-09-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Negro Spirituals are generational created songs purely made by slaves about their experiences of being held in servitude. /*! elementor – v3.4.4 – 13-09-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Why Were Spirituals Created? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veiJLhXdwn8For Freedom! Slaves used these spirituals as […]

Negro Spirituals – Notable Songs and Impact on Modern Music

Kayla Roddey, Mariah Wolfe A spiritual is a religious folksong. Negro Spirituals came about during American Chattel slavery as representations of what had become Africanized Christianity. Some spirituals reflected the slaves’ suffering and were called sorrow songs, while others were hopeful and joyous, often referred to as jubilees. Others were sung to pass time in […]