Concert Post

A Christmas Carol I attended the Spelman and Morehouse Glee club concert entitled “A Christmas Carol.” It’s always a joy to hear Spelman glee club

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We Got the Funk!

WE GOT THE FUNK! BACKKGROUND Funk is a genre that originated through African Americans in the mid/late 1960s. Black musicians created  rhythmic, danceable new form

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Musical Theater

MUSICAL THEATER:THE WIZ African Americans and Musical Theater Before African Americans were allowed on broadway they were portrayed by white performers through coons songs and

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Disco

DISCO! History of Disco Disco became popular in the 1970s New York City. Much like every other genre of music, it originated from urban culture.

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Hip Hop

HIP HOP Where did Hip Hop Come From? Hip Hop music is something that the black community has loved and cherished since the beginning of

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Techno

TECHNO Background  The genre of music entitled Techno music is a form of electronic dance music. The genre was discovered during the mid to late

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Gospel

GOSPEL THE BEGINNING OF GOSPEL Gospel music is deeply rooted in both African American history and culture. The beginning of Gospel music dates back to

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All That Jazz

ALL THAT JAZZ ABOUT JAZZ  Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th

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Ragtime

RAGTIME HISTORY OF RAGTIME Ragtime was a popular music genre from 1896-1920. It was played out when Jazz became popular. It originated in St. Louis

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Kanye West

Kanye West and the Controversy of His Music: The Life of Kanye BEFORE HE WAS YEEZY…       Kanye Omari West was born June

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