Gospel music originated from hymns, call response, shouting, and negro spirituals. It became a genre after slavery which infused all of its predecessors. The genre is uplifting, and talks of a higher power.Thomas Dorsey is known as the father of Gospel. Gospel’s incorporation of Negro Spirituals reclaimed the stolen slave hymns that was taken from the black community. This gave way to a new era of progressive blacks that took back what was lost from a previously devastated community. Instruments like the organ, piano and drums were used.

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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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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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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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Folk Music Critique

Although, this post was very insightful on Folk music it could be improved upon. Stating that “selfishness” was the reason Africans were stripped of their

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