funk

Funk! Funk became popular around the 1960’s and 70’s, and it includes elements from other genres of music like jazz and R&B. Similar to disco,

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Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma, or Tyler, the Creator, is a well-known rapper, songwriter, producer, and more. He has used music, fashion, and even

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techno

Techno, a form of electronic music similar to disco, began in Detroit, Michigan in the 80’s. The group credited with the start of this genre

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disco

Disco emerged around the 1970’s, originating in New York. This vibrant music found it’s beginnings in clubs and soon was a prominent part of the

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Marian Anderson

The article, “Lift Every Voice: Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price And The Sound Of Black Sisterhood,” highlights the fact that Marian Anderson is a great

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black musical theater

Black Musical Theater has its roots in minstrel shows, going back even as early as the 1840s. Some black slaves were promised freedom if they

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gospel

Gospel is a genre of music that came as a result of jubilee quartets around the 1930’s. It emerged from big cities such as Chicago,

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jazz

Louis Armstrong trumpet player born and raised in New Orleans, LA, pioneer of swing and early jazz Miles Davis played the trumpet, extremely popular/successful Bebop

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negro spirituals

Negro spirituals were songs that slaves sang amongst themselves, both for entertainment purposes and to deliver messages discreetly. These messages were usually hopeful; the word

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ragtime

Previous Next Ragtime was the popular music genre that is said to have started around 1896 and reached it’s height in 1920. It included a

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jubilee quartets

Jubilee Quartets were vocal a cappella groups consisting of at least four black men, each one having a different tone of voice than the other.

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Blues

Blues m blues blues 1930-1940 12 bar blues 1946-1969 iNFLUENTIAl blues musicians bessie smith known as “Empress of the Blues,” first seen in minstrel shows,

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Folk Article Review

I read “Folk: The Beginning” by Alexis Moreland on blackmusicscholar.com. It only took me a few minutes to read it, which was kind of disappointing.

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