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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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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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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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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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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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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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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