The Legacy of African Music within African American Music: Group Project

/*! 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} The Legacy of African Music Within African American Music By: Noel Harris, Anna Parra Jordan, Amaya Roberts, Neema G., Niara, Trinity Seegars, and Ysabella Lopez AFRICAN INFLUENCE AND HIP HOP It is common knowledge that music is a staple within the […]

Bruno Mars- Artist Project Outline

By Christine Bynum SMUS-240- 04 Bruno Mars “Born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, singer-songwriter Bruno Mars grew up in a very musical family. His father, Pete, was a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, and his mother, Bernadette (“Bernie”), was a singer. Mars received his nickname, “Bruno,” while he was still a […]

Gladys Knight

/*! 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} A Knight with Gladys /*! elementor-pro – v3.4.1 – 01-09-2021 */ @charset “UTF-8″;.entry-content blockquote.elementor-blockquote:not(.alignright):not(.alignleft),.entry-summary blockquote.elementor-blockquote{margin-right:0;margin-left:0}.elementor-widget-blockquote blockquote{margin:0;padding:0;outline:0;font-size:100%;vertical-align:baseline;background:transparent;quotes:none;border:0;font-style:normal;color:#55595c}.elementor-widget-blockquote blockquote:after,.elementor-widget-blockquote blockquote:before,.elementor-widget-blockquote blockquote cite:after,.elementor-widget-blockquote blockquote cite:before,.elementor-widget-blockquote blockquote footer:after,.elementor-widget-blockquote blockquote footer:before{content:””;content:none}.elementor-blockquote{-webkit-transition:.3s;-o-transition:.3s;transition:.3s}.elementor-blockquote__author,.elementor-blockquote__content{margin-bottom:0;font-style:normal}.elementor-blockquote__author{font-weight:700}.elementor-blockquote footer{margin-top:12px;display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between}.elementor-blockquote__tweet-button{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-transition:.3s;-o-transition:.3s;transition:.3s;color:#1da1f2;-ms-flex-item-align:end;align-self:flex-end;line-height:1;position:relative;width:-webkit-max-content;width:-moz-max-content;width:max-content}.elementor-blockquote__tweet-button:hover{color:#0967a0}.elementor-blockquote__tweet-button span{font-weight:600}.elementor-blockquote__tweet-button i,.elementor-blockquote__tweet-button span{vertical-align:middle}.elementor-blockquote__tweet-button i+span,.elementor-blockquote__tweet-button svg+span{margin-left:.5em}.elementor-blockquote__tweet-button svg{fill:#1da1f2;height:1em;width:1em}.elementor-blockquote__tweet-label{white-space:pre-wrap}.elementor-blockquote–button-skin-bubble .elementor-blockquote__tweet-button,.elementor-blockquote–button-skin-classic .elementor-blockquote__tweet-button{padding:.7em 1.2em;border-radius:100em;background-color:#1da1f2;color:#fff;font-size:15px}.elementor-blockquote–button-skin-bubble .elementor-blockquote__tweet-button:hover,.elementor-blockquote–button-skin-classic .elementor-blockquote__tweet-button:hover{background-color:#0967a0;color:#fff}.elementor-blockquote–button-skin-bubble .elementor-blockquote__tweet-button:hover:before,.elementor-blockquote–button-skin-classic .elementor-blockquote__tweet-button:hover:before{border-right-color:#0967a0}.elementor-blockquote–button-skin-bubble .elementor-blockquote__tweet-button […]

The Marvelettes

/*! 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} Who Are They? The Marvelettes started out as a group of high-school friends from the suburbs of Inkster Michigan in 1961. The group of five included Galdys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, Juanita Cowart and recent graduate Georgia Dobbins. The group […]

Natalie Cole

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Common Artist: Bruno Mars

Sources: Biography: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/bruno-mars-mn0001032082/biography Family: https://familytron.com/bruno-mars/ Childhood: https://www.thelist.com/83646/untold-truth-bruno-mars/ Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iso1iWGXrls Songs Written: https://www.mtv.com/news/2339611/30-songs-bruno-mars-wrote/ Top songs: https://live365.com/blog/top-10-bruno-mars-songs/        

Whistle While You Work

/*! 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} The Impact Negro Spirtuals Has on the Workforceby: Christine Bynum and Tristan Coren What is a Work Song? Falling within the genre of Negro Spirtiuals, work songs are closely connected to a form of work, typically sung while performing a task […]

African-American Music History- Christine Bynum

Music has remained a staple in the African-American community, from the moment Africans were transported to America up to the modern-day. Music was a way and still is a way to bring together the community and establish a sense of culture when everything was taken away from the African Slaves, and Black people. They created […]

Aretha – A Name To Be Respected

by: LaShaunda McWright “Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.” —Aretha Franklin       When you hear the name “Aretha”, you know exactly who is being talked about!  For decades, Aretha Franklin reigned […]

Black Folk(s): Do You Drive a Fast Car?

Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter who rised to fame in the late 1980s and 1990s. She is a Cleveland, Ohio native who was born on the 30th of March in 1964. The musician began writing music and performing in Boston, and caught her big break in 1986 when she was introduced to […]

The Great Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan Born on March 27th, 1924, Sarah Vaughn evolved to be one of the world’s most phenomenal jazz musicians. As a young girl, Vaughan played piano, organ and sang in church. Her singing career was jumpstarted when she won a talent contest at the Apollo Theater in 1942 by performing “Body and Soul”. Here […]

Motown! Motown!

From the heart of Detroit, Motown Records was founded at the building Hitsville U.S.A. Motown is no stranger to anyone that knows anything about African American music as it was home to iconic groups such as the Jackson 5, the Temptations, and the Supremes. It helped launch the acts of icons Micheal Jackson and Diana […]

Queen Diva: Mariah Carey

Mariah CareyBy Kendall Heath Methodology      This research was conducted by compiling, reading, and analyzing scholarly articles that recount the life and accomplishments of Mariah Carey. Mariah is a mogul in the music industry whose integration of new styles and techniques to music set the tone for many of today’s new and upcoming artists. […]

Black Music in the 2010s

Black Music in the 2010s Black Music in the 2010s- to put it simply, is inescapable. From Rap, R&B, Neo Soul, and even Pop and Country, Black artists have dominated the billboard charts. In the 2010s, Black music has done more than solely entertain, it has continued to be a form of protest against anti-Black […]

Music From the 1960s to the 1990s

From the 1960s to the 1990s various genres of music arose from the black community. The picture above describes the music because it highlights the key artists of the time. It is also demonstrating the instruments that were used during the time and a method through which people listened to music. Featured in the visual […]

The Influence of the Century – Jada Mitchell

Influence of the Century – James Brown’s Influence On Michael Jackson Introduction “The Godfather of Soul”, also called James Brown developed to be a standout amongst the most compelling influences in Michael Jackson’s life. As a kid Michael Jackson was interested by Brown’s flashy exhibitions in front of an audience and would soon start to […]

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was a singer, actress, producer and model and is one of the most best-selling artists of all time with over 200 million records sold. She started her career, at age 11, by performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. In the early 1980’s, […]

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey was born March 27, 1970 and is 47 years old. She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. In 1990, she rose to fame with the release of “Vision of Love” from her eponymous debut album. In 1998, she was honored as the world’s best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World […]

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez was on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born into a musical family who performed a Las Vegas style set to entertain tourist at Waikiki Beach. As a child he began learning the guitar, piano, and drums while also learning to sing and dance like his idols, […]

Rihanna- Deja Bond

BAD GAL RIH RIH EARLY RIHANNA It all began with an impromptu performance for vacationing new york city music producers evan rogers and carl sturken in 2003 which helped jumpstart 15-year-old rihanna’s multi faceted career. def jam released rihanna’s dynamic debut album, music of the sun, which garnered much attention due to the popularity of […]