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
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
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
A new musical genre emerged in the 1980’s called Disco. Disco was brought on to the scene by DJ’s that were initially in New York.
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The article on Marianne Anderson and black sisterhood was very insightful. Throughout the article countless examples of the aesthetics of activism were given, particularly
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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Techno originated in Detroit in the 1980’s. Genres such as funk and electronic gave way to a new genre which was Techno. Techno music incorporates
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.
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
Black people throughout American history have faced discrimination in every aspect of their lives. Through social entertainment in the late 19th century and early 20th
Negro spirituals are a staple in the black community. They are poly rhythmic and tend to reference religion. A prominent negro spiritual artist was Marian