Gospel music is a genre of Christian music that originated negro spirituals and hymns. Gospel music is not secular, it is a reminder for Christians of the higher power we praise, the higher power being God. Gospel music promotes a spiritual connection with God and Christians. Gospel music gained popularity in the 1930s after negro spirituals. Famous gospel musicians today include: Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs, Tamela Mann, and more. Gospel music today is upbeat and has more instrumental use.

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Folk

Folk music started as early as the 1930s and got its sound from traditional, rural music. Folk music was known for songs that usually pass

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Disco

Discotheque, library of phonograph became short for disco. Disco is beautiful, vibrant combination of dance music and culture that began in the 1970s. Disco is

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Daniel Caesar Daniel Caesar or better known by his family as Ashton Simmonds, is a 24-year-old Toronto native.  Caesar was musically inclined at a young

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Marian Anderson Review

Brittney James I really enjoyed this article because as a young Black woman it is always reassuring to know that Black women had major roles

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Techno

Techno music was developed in the 1980s and was influenced by mixtures of different types of sounds including: electro, funk, and electric jazz. The style

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Negro Spirituals

Negro spirituals were sung by slaves, who were also Christians, as a way to explain their hardships. Since they were stripped of everything, it is

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Ragtime

Ragtime is a syncopated rhythm that was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many people used ragtime music for dancing or swinging. The

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Musical Theater

Staged performances that included music, dance, and a bit of acting began about 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece; this staged performance later became known

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Sub Genre: Jazz

Nina grew up in a southern Methodist home and began singing in the church as a child like many other African American musicians. As she

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Blues

By: Brittney James Blues is called blues because the lyrics come from states of agitation or sadness. Blues originated on Southern slave plantations and gained

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Jazz

Jazz music is a great combination of ragtime and blues, it is not as sad as blues but has a similar melody and it is

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Jubilee Quartet

Jubilee quartets were derived from the Fisk jubilee singers after the ending of slavery; this began in 1871 by George L. White at Fisk University

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