Alexa Fortune-Jones

Alexa Fortune-Jones

Blues

Origin- The blues became popular in the early 20th century and died down in the 1920ish. Blues was classified a work song, meaning African Americans

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Ragtime

Origin- Also called the ‘Coon Song’, 1896-early 20s created in Mississippi & Missouri. Ragtime is a primarily piano style son, directly influenced jazz, originated from

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Swing Jazz

Swing Swing Jazz was a popular form of jazz music in the 30s and 40s derived from New Orleans. Its defined by swing feel, a

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Aint God Good?!..All the time!

Ain’t God Good?! All the time! Origin– gospel music’s is Christian music deeply rooted in African American history and culture stemming from negro spirituals. Gospel

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater A genre of drama in which singing and dancing are the most essential parts to telling the story. Musical theater began in Greece

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Negro Spirituals

Origin Negro spirituals were created by blacks during the time of enslavement. African music and religion was banned, to push Christianity. Slaves adapted using Christian

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Techno

Techno Origin- in the 80s the advancement of technology birthed thisElectronic dance music. It was born in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. The Bellville Three;

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FOLK MUSIC

In the article African American Legacy by Zoe Watkins Folk music consists of different elements such as call and response, polyrhythms, patting juba, and acceleration.

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Disco

Disco Origin- a unique type of dance music emerged centrally in NewYork in the 70s influenced by African American’s and enjoyed by all. The popularity

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