Category: Spirituals

Spiritual

Negro Spirituals were songs sung by slaves in the early 1800s and are recognized as the earliest form of religious music among African Americans.  Slaves used these spirituals to express their religious faith, feelings, celebration,

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folk music and spirituals

Folks Of Negro Spirituals  Origin Of The Genre: Negro Spirituals were formulated by African Slaves who were brought into America through the slave trade. The slaves were accustomed to a different type of lifestyle in

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Folk and Spirituals

Origin Spirituals came about during the years of slavery when one of the only forms of expression that was allowed for slaves was music. Slaves used spirituals as a way to cope with the hardships

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Folk Music & Negro Spirituals

Origins of Negro Spirituals and Folk Music Negro Spirituals were Christian folk songs that were passed down orally that illustrated distress caused by enslavement.  The term originated from the Bible’s King James Version of Ephesians

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Negro Spirituals and Folk Music

Negro Spiritual and Folk Origins When Africans were enslaved and brought to the New World, not all of their African identity was stripped away. These people were able to bring the intangible aspects of their

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Folk and Negro Spiritual Music

The Origins of the Negro Spiritual African peoples were taken from Africa and enslaved here in the United States starting in 1619, ending in 1865. Despite being taken from their homes and having many aspects of their

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Negro Spirituals/Slave Songs

The History of the Negro Spirituals Long before we were born Africans were brought to the “New World” as slaves, forced to work in plantations and in the homes of white people. Constantly being abused

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