Ragtime Post

Ragtime, born in Missouri, was considered the music that defined the roaring twenties. With the distribution of sheet music, regular people were able to play Maple Leaf Rag on pianos inside their own homes. The house was not only one place that Rag could be found, Rag was also popular in the dance trend called the Cakewalk. A Cakewalk served as a normalized way for Black people to mimic White people. Its name is said to have come from the prize, men win an entire cake, women win various pieces of candy. Famous Rag artists such as Scott Joplin, Eubie Black, and Jelly Roll Morton have contributed greatly to the Rag we hear today, by putting their personal style on the music. Ragtime still plays a subliminal role in pop culture today, it is responsible for saying “That takes the cake” and continues to be a popular genre in the theatre world.

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Musical Theater Post

Musical Theater The origin of African American Musical Theatre dates back to the 1830s with the very first minstrel shows taking place. By the 1890s

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Negro Spirituals Post

Negro spirituals have played a large role in music since 1865. The narrative of enslaved African Americans is fully captured in the Negro Spirituals they

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Jazz Post

Jazz Post Jazz music played a crucial role in the late 19th century, early 20th century. Jazz originated from New Orleans in the year 1895

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Techno Post

Techno Techno originated in Detroit Michigan during the 1980s. Essentially, techno is the mixing of various types of African American styles of music/beats such as

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Gospel Post

Gospel The roots of Gospel music stem from Negro Spirituals that transformed from Spirituals into Jubilee Quartets then turned to Gospel in the 1920s. Blues

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Concert Post

93rd Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert Post I had the pleasure of watching the 93rd annual Christmas concert at Sisters Chapel. The concert had an

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Hip Hop Post

Hip Hop Hip Hop started in 1979 within the Black and Latino communities in the South Bronx of New York. The creator of Hip Hop

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Jubilee Quartet Post

The Golden Gate Quartet A group of four performers, Willie Johnson(baritone), William Langford (tenor), Henry Owens(second tenor), and Orlandus Wilson (bass). The Group started in

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Disco Post

Disco Disco was born in the 1970s underground network of dance venues in New York City. Disco was the music of the night clubs and

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Earl Sweatshirt Artist Page

Earl Sweatshirt Biography California native, Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, earlier known as “ Sly Tendencies”, more commonly known as Earl Sweatshirt, was born on February 24,

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