Jubilee quartets were derived from the Fisk jubilee singers after the ending of slavery; this began in 1871 by George L. White at Fisk University where student would sing Negro spirituals in hopes to raise money for the university. The term “jubilee” originates from the year of Jubilee when all slaves were to be freed. Swing low sweet chariot is a well know negro spiritual that is a jubilee quartet and was sung by the Fisk jubilee singers. The jubilee quartet singers repeat the same melody and could be sung without instruments.

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Techno

Techno music was developed in the 1980s and was influenced by mixtures of different types of sounds including: electro, funk, and electric jazz. The style

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Sub Genre: Jazz

Nina grew up in a southern Methodist home and began singing in the church as a child like many other African American musicians. As she

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Negro Spirituals

Negro spirituals were sung by slaves, who were also Christians, as a way to explain their hardships. Since they were stripped of everything, it is

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Blues

By: Brittney James Blues is called blues because the lyrics come from states of agitation or sadness. Blues originated on Southern slave plantations and gained

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Gospel

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Folk

Folk music started as early as the 1930s and got its sound from traditional, rural music. Folk music was known for songs that usually pass

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