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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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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