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NINA SIMONE: Voice of a Revolution

Nina Simone curated songs like “Young, Gifted and Black”, “Four Women”, “Mississippi Goddamn” and others because of her passions to address oppressions and racism that

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All Music is Folk Music

All Music is Folk Music Present day folk music often features songs performed by white musicians. This was not always the case. Folk music originated

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone Early Life, Career, and Death Eunice Kathleen Waymon, also known as Nina Simone, was born on February 21, 1933 in Carry-le-Rouet, France to

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Tracy Chapman: Music Activist

Tracy Chapman was a revolutionary black woman who used her music to express social and political discontent and promote activism, especially for black women. Her

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Folk Music

What does Folk Music consist of? Folk music utilizes the drums, xylophone (also known as the balafo or balaphon), quills (a form of panpipes), horns

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Folk Music – Ava Malloy

Folk music originated in the 1600s and features the uses of instruments like the banjo, fiddle, drums, rhythm bones, and the djembe. Other forms of

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Tracy Chapman I’ll always remember the first time I ever heard “Fast Car.” I was about ten years old. My grandma and I had just

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Tracy Chapman

About Tracy Tracy Chapman was born March 30, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio. Her love of music started early, at the age of three. Chapman’s first

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Folk Music

Folk Music Thesis Folk is important because it inspired change during the Civil Rights Movement and united Americans of all races under one cause. History

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The Legend of Kora

THE LEGEND OF KORA: African String Instrument The Kora is known as one of the most complex string instruments. The instrument originates back in Africa

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FOLK LEGEND-ODETTA HOLMES

Folk Fairy, Blues Beast & Ballads Beauty – Odetta Holmes Early Life, Career & Death: Odetta Holmes was born on December 13, 1930 in Birmingham,

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