MIDTERM REVIEW - Fall 2018

FOLK / NEGRO SPIRITUALS

Always in our SPIRITS

Spirituals are a genre of American folk music that articulate the suffering, longing, and religious passion of African Americans during slavery and its aftermath.  Religious

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JUBILEE QUARTETS

The Dixie Hummingbirds

History of Jubilee Quartets Jubilee quartets began at Fisk University with a group called the Fisk Jubilee Singers created and organized by George L. White.

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets Jubilee is are fast and rhythmic songs that tell a story, sometimes with syncopation. The jubilee period occurred from the late nineteenth and

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets What is Jubilee singing? The word jubilee was derived  from the bible where its latin definition most nearly meant “to shout with joy”.

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RAGTIME

Ragtime

Ragtime: Music and Fun Ragtime is a musical style that incorporates vocal and instrumental ragtime, coon songs, and cakewalks. All together ragtime creates a performance

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BLUES

Memphis Blues

Memphis: Home of The Blues Memphis is more than just a city, it is a polestar for soul, rock, country, gospel, and most importantly blues

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Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey Who was Ma Rainey? Born Gertrude Pridgett on April 26, 1886, in Columbus, GA, Ma Rainey was the first popular stage entertainer to

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CLASSICAL

Classical Women

Throughout the Classical music timeline it seemed like classical music was very male dominated, up until the year 1932. Florence Prince is very inspring because

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A New Classic

Origin: Classical music originated in Europe during the mid 1700s. This period was considered to be known as the “classical period.” Although, the United States

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Let’s Get Classical With It

Before the Civil War, there were a few classically trained African American composers who worked professionally in the United States. They received their formal instruction

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