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MIDTERM REVIEW - Fall 2018

FOLK / NEGRO SPIRITUALS

Negro Spirituals

  ORIGIN When Africans were enslaved they were not granted the freedom to express their own religious beliefs or non-beliefs. Instead, they were forced into

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JUBILEE QUARTETS

The Fairfield Four

The Fairfield Four    The African American quartet tradition is an artistic form with a unique history and aesthetic expression that originated in the mid

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The Swan Silvertones

The Start of The “Four Harmony Kings” The a capella quartet originally named the “Four Harmony Kings” was formed by Claude Jeter in 1938 in

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The Pilgrim Jubilees

Members: Clay Graham Cleve Graham Bobby McDougal Ben Chandler Michael Atkins Eddie Graham Fred Rice Former Members: Elgie Graham Willie Johnson Theophilles Graham Monroe Hatchett

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RAGTIME

Ragged Rhythm

The height of the genre Ragtime existed between 1896 to about the 1920’s.  This genre is a mix of a lot of different aspects, not

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Ragtime: Joplin’s Joy

Origin and Characteristics Ragtime is a musical style that emerged during the time period of 1896 and 1920. It was first played in saloons, bars,

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Ragtime

    Origin of Genre In the late 19th century and early 20th century, ragtime peaked in popularity. Ragtime became recognized as an official all

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Ragtime

Ragtime became popular towards the end of the 1800s. It is the early predecessor to what we know of today is jazz. It was first

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Ragtime

Origin of Genre & Characteristics Ragtime came about in the late 1800s. Known for its lively presence with an accompaniment of a piano it wasn’t

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BLUES

Artist Page: Etta James

The Best Of Etta James Nicknamed “Miss Peaches,” singer Etta James (legally known as Jamesetta Hawkins) is known as “The Matriarch of R&B.”  A versatile

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Good Ole Blues

“The blues. It runs through all American music. Somebody bending the note. The other is the two-beat groove. It’s in New Orleans music, it’s in

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Dirty South Blues

  Origin ~ The blues was combined with elements from European and African traditions. From the European side, blues uses harmonizing. African traditions are shown

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True Colors of the Blues

Origin and Characteristics The Blues originated in the Mississippi Delta in the late 1800s. Blues music was originally a folk music that was popular among

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CLASSICAL

Classical Music

  After the emancipation of African Americans, there was an effort for further integration in society academically and culturally, including music. African Americans now had

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Classical Music

Origin & Characteristics Classical music is one of the oldest musical genres to date . Classical music made it’s appearance in the early 19th century.

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Classical Music

Origin of Genre Due to Emancipation black people had more opportunities to get professional training and have more exposure for Black composers. So they went

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