Disco

Disco also known “dance music” emerged in the 1970’s. Its sound comes from elements of R&B and funk. This style of music influenced clothes, and represented freedom and liberation. It gave the LGBTQ community a sense of acceptance. It incorporates a four-on-the-floor beat with the bass guitar as the rhythm instrument with an upbeat tempo. 


Artists

Donna Summer

Donna Summer 

“Queen of Disco” best known for the singles, “She Works Hard For the Money”, “Last Dance”, “On the Radio”, and “Hot Stuff”

Kool & The Gang 
American band from Jersey City, New Jersey best known for “Get Down On It”, “Summer Madness”, “Celebration”, “Jimi Thing”, “Jungle Boogie” and “Ladies Night”
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Folk

A Review of “That’s all Folks” By: Nia Webb Before reading”That’s All Folks” I had a small understanding of the history and creation of Folk

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Gospel

Gospel Gospel is a genre of music that is negro spirituals transformed into modern music. It tells uplifting stories about life struggles and overcoming adversities.

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Techno

Techno Techno originated in the mid 1980s in Detroit, Michigan. Using a computerized sound, techno is usually associated with dance music in clubs. In this

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Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals by: Nia Webb Negro Spirituals were songs that were used during the slave period for black people to communicate their struggles and hardships

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Jazz

Jazz Jazz originated from New Orleans, Louisiana. In New Orleans a famous attraction known as Bourben Street is a prime example of the history of

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Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop https://youtu.be/qKkUCwxRWAM Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a genre of popular music that became popular in the late 80’s early

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Concert

Christmas Concert I chose to attend the Spelman-Morehouse Glee Club Christmas Carol on Sunday night at 7:30pm. As I listened to the concert I was

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Blues

Genre Blues by Nia Webb “The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.” (Willie Dixon) Blues

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater Musical Theater was the first form of expression that allowed individuals to combine art, music, and dance to tell a story.  Before the

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Lift Every Voice by: Nia Webb

This article was very moving for me especially since I relate to it in terms of the many struggles faced with black woman. I appreciate Marian Anderson and Florence Price for being strong and having perseverance in the music industry and insuring that their voices were heard as African American performers. Before reading this article I was blind to the names Marian Anderson and Florence Price but I will remember them for their actions of making sure that black women stand out and continue to be strong fighters in all they do. They have been a part of paving the way for African American women to continue to shine and never give up in situations of adversity and unequal opportunity.

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Jubilee Quartets

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Ragtime

Ragtime by: Nia Webb Ragtime is a genre of music created by African Americans that is played on the piano in a syncopated style. It

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Funk

What the Funk? Funk started to gain its respect in the late 1960’s, and became very popular during the 70’s. Funk incorporated elements from all

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