Jazz and Black intellectualism

Jazz was the first art form that blacks were able to thrive under.Unlike Negro Spirituals, Blues, and Ragtime, Jazz depicted a classier version of African Americans. They typically played traditional instruments such as the piano, bass, trumpet and saxophone. Technique and capability was able to be depicted through instruments that were considered to be prestigious to white Americans. Jazz has many different styles such as bebop, traditional, fusion,and modal.

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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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Hip Hop

Hip Hop originated in New York City starting in the 70’s. It was a new creative outlet for African Americans. Records, turntables, DJ’s and MC’s

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Gospel

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

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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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Ragtime Post

Ragtime was the first African American music genre to be popularized in mainstream american culture. Although this genre was popular, in mainstream media it degraded

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