Disco: A New Way of Life

A new musical genre emerged in the 1980’s called Disco. Disco was brought on to the scene by DJ’s that were initially in New York. Fashion. music, dance trends, and a new culture emerged from disco. It was inclusive of all minorities but was specifically aimed at the Black, Latino ,and gay community. Through the gay community a new style of dance came on the scene called voguing. The disco scene was a place where self expression was encouraged. Disco is a mashup of many instruments that include the guitar (bass and electric), cello, trombone and more etc. Performers of this era included Earth , Wind and Fire, Donna Summers, and Gloria Gaynor.

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop originated in New York City starting in the 70’s. It was a new creative outlet for African Americans. Records, turntables, DJ’s and MC’s

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Marian Anderson

  The article on Marianne Anderson and black sisterhood was very insightful. Throughout the article countless examples of the aesthetics of activism were given, particularly

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Musical Theater: A New Era

Black people throughout American history have faced discrimination in every aspect of their lives. Through social entertainment in the late 19th century and early 20th

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Women In Blues

Women in blues, specifically black women were prominent figures. They rose above the cards they were dealt with.Black women faced oppression, misogyny,  racism, and poverty.

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Concert: Christmas Carol

The concert that I chose to attend was the Spelman-Morehouse glee club Christmas Carol. Saturday nights showing was at Spelman College at 7:30pm. There were

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