Let’s Get Down With Ragtime

Let's Get Down With Ragtime

The genre of ragtime was most popular in the very late 1800s into the early 1900s. It started as being influenced by minstrel shows performed in St. Louis, Missouri, banjo styles, and certain syncopated dance rhythms from the cakewalk. Ragtime had a “left hand” beat, which was a slower and steady beat while the “right hand” beat was a fast bouncing beat. Ragtime later evolved in the late 1900s into the playing of upbeat, bouncy pianist music in Mississippi and Missouri. 

The Cakewalk

The cakewalk originated during slavery and it was a contest. slave would get in pairs and dress as their slave masters and their wives and put on a dancing show, pretending and acting like their masters. It was sort of like an mimic and exaggeration of their masters. 

Popular Artists

W.C. Handy

 Scott Joplin (“King of Ragtime”) (“The Maple Leaf Rag”)

Eubie Blake 

Louis Chauvin

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
elizabethpooleq

elizabethpooleq

Negro Spirituals

Through The Middle Passage Negro spirituals came about after folk music during the save trade when slaves were starting to be transported all over the

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Read More »

Sza

Solana Imani Rowe Beginnings  Sza was born Solana Imani Rowe on November 8th in St. Louis, Missouri in 1990. She was raised and went to

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Read More »

Jazzy Jazz Jazz

Jazzy Jazz Jazz The genre of Jazz emerged in the southern city of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1895. The city of New Orleans was what

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Read More »

Feelin’ a little Blue?

Feelin’ a little Blue? Blues emerged in the late 20th century during a time of immense pain and tragedy. The genre of blues had social

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Read More »