Negro Spirituals and Gospel

Like negro spirituals, gospel music is a sacred form of music used in the Christian belief. Gospel music emerged in urban cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Detroit after the Great Migration. Gospel music is composed of elements such as call and response, shout, and instruments such as the guitar, piano, and the bass. There are sub genres of gospel music such as, folk spiritual, transitional, traditional and contemporary. One of the most notable gospel musicians is Thomas A. Dorsey. Dorsey is known as the father of gospel music. He was originally a blues singer but after experiencing financial instability he turned to gospel. Dorsey established the sophisticated call and response, along with incorporating jazz into gospel. Dorsey also sold gospel music. Sallie Martin is also a gospel musician who was known for her ability to sell gospel music at shows she attended.

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Jubilee Quartets

By: JaNae Fleming In the mid 1800s a new style of music occurred amongst African Americans. This genre specifically started with African American college students.

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Women in Jazz

Women in Jazz JaNae Fleming About Jazz    Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in

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Hip Hop

Hip-Hop emerged in the 1970s in Bronx, New York. Clive Campbell created the genre based on his Jamaican tradition. Hip-Hop became extremely popular in the

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Disco in the 70s

By: JaNae Fleming Disco emerged in the 70s to promote freedom and liberation at the time. DIsco is compromised of funk and r&b. Disco was

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Blues was the New Folk

Blues was the New Folk JaNae Fleming Blues music was used to express the hardships of the black working class in America. Just as folk

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