Deja Cabiness- IME

I’m Deja Cabiness, a sophomore economics major and public health minor      from Willingboro, New Jersey. After graduation I plan to obtain more degrees and later pursue a career in public health.


I try to come into each semester and each different course with a different mindset in hopes of improvement. This semester and this course in specific I plan to fully immerse myself and challenge myself to take something away from each assignment and class.


I enjoy listening to different types of music. Different genres, different artists and I pride myself on my playlists diversity. Being that my family is from all different parts of the world, I have been exposed to all sorts of sound. Other than the fact that I played the clarinet as a child I never had much experience with sheet music and the logistics, I just enjoy the sound.




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Negro Spirituals

[embedyt][/embedyt]A negro spiritual is a form of religious music created by African Americans during slavery in the 1800’s. Spirituals were the earliest form of

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Jubilee Quartets

[embedyt][/embedyt] The Jubilee era started in the mid-1800’s after the abolition of slavery. Jubilee quartets were four to six voices, singing four-part harmony arrangements

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Rhythm & Blues

R&B or rhythm and blues manifested in the black community during the 1940’s. It wasn’t until the 1950s that is gained exposure and was played

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