Jubilee quartets were popular African – American religious musical groups in the first half of the 20th century. They focused on preserving unique American musical traditions known as negro spirituals. Jubilee quartets influence a lot of African – American music today using examples from the first jubilee quartet group:Fisk Jubilee Singers, performances, and influences they made in different communities.
Fisk Jubilee Singers
President Ulysse invited the Jubilee Quartets to perform in the White House in 1892. They also performed in the World Peace Festival at the start of the same year. In Jubilee quartet performances, a vocalist introduces a text phrase and rest of the members join him to finish it. The performance style is highly synced, and there is an even vocal blend. However, different quartet groups varied in their performing styles. Some followed the college quartets and others followed folk-flavored style.
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