Makayla Leonard



Jazz By Makayla Leonard   Jazz originated in New Orleans, Louisiana from the 1920s to the present. This genre is a mix of ragtime and

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Ragtime by Makayla Leonard  Ragtime lasted from the years 1896-1920. Post slavery black musicians could only play in bars and brothels, therefore that is where

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Soul Music

Soul by Makayla Leonard Soul originated in the 1950s in the southern united states. Soul is parented by R&B and gospel, these two genres both

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The Concert

The concert that I chose to attend was the Spelman-Morehouse glee club Christmas Carol which was amazing. Saturday nights show was at Spelman College at

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop by Makayla Leonard Hip Hop originated in The Bronx during the 1970s. Hip Hop gained popularity in the 1979 from being played at

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Funk by Makayla Leonard

Origin Funk was created by African Americans in the mid 1960s. It became a very popular genre of the 1970s and 1980s, it consisted of

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Techno by Makayla Leonard Techno began in Detroit and started as an underground movement. Techno is a form of electronic music produced with a wide

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Disco by Makayla Leonard Disco emerged in the early 1970s from America’s urban nightlife scene. It is a genre of music and lifestyle that started

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Gospel Music by Makayla Leonard Similar to negro spirituals, gospel music is used to heal, uplift and spread the message of God. During the 19th

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The Blues

The Blues by: Makayla Leonard Blues is a mere of music that was made in the 1870s.  It was inspired by negro spirituals and mostly

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Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals By: Makayla Leonard  Negro spirituals were sung by slaves, who were also Christians, as a way to explain their hardships. Since they were

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Folk Music

Folk Music By: Makayla Leonard Folk music is one of the first and greatest genres of music black folks were exposed to. Folk is a

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