Disco by Olivia Tomlinson

Disco by Olivia Tomlinson

Disco was the primary music genre in the 1960s.  Disco got its name from discotheque’s, the dance oriented clubs that would play this type of music.  Disco music was originally popular with black, gay, and latino dancers.  The music that was trending within the clubs, was determined by the DJs.  Disco introduced syncopated beats, electric pianos and guitars, horns, and synthesizers. 

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Gospel by Olivia Tomlinson

Gospel by Olivia Tomlinson The origin of black gospel finds it roots within negro spirituals. Gospel began to rise in the 1930s.  Thomas Dorsey, known

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Jazz Olivia Tomlinson

Black Intellectualism & Jazz During the 1920s, there was a boom in black artistry and intellectualism.  The Harlem Renaissance inspired black artists and thinkers to

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Folk Music by Olivia Tomlinson

Review of Folk Music by Olivia Tomlinson Folk music was originally created by African Americans, despite the stereotypical ties it has to whites/rednecks.  It was

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Ragtime by Olivia Tomlinson

Ragtime by Olivia Tomlinson Ragtime began around 1896 and continued up until the 1920s, where it was replaced by jazz.  Ragtime introduced uptempo syncopated beats,

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