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Rhythm & Blues

R&B or rhythm and blues manifested in the black community during the 1940’s. It wasn’t until the 1950s that is gained exposure and was played

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Soul

Soul Soul music is a genre of music that is timeless and is still evolving today. Originating in the about the early 1960s, Soul takes

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Rhythm and Blues

Rhythm and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnktgvHxLFA R&B first stream was in Los Angeles (late 1940s) and this genre came out of jazz. An electrical guitar was played and

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Queen Diva: Mariah Carey

Mariah CareyBy Kendall Heath Methodology      This research was conducted by compiling, reading, and analyzing scholarly articles that recount the life and accomplishments of

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SWV Artist Paper

SWV Music Group Introduction SWV, which stands for, Sister with Voices, is an American R&B vocal trio from New York City. The members of this

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Ari Lennox Artist Post

Ari Lennox Previous Next Ari Lennox, who’s real name Courtney Shanade Salter, is a 28 year old singer from Washington D.C.  She would be considered

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Blues Review- Kendall Jones

The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly African American history. The blues originated on Southern plantations in the 19th Century. African Americans had

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Blues with some Rhythm!

Can’t Escape the Rhythm & the Blues R&B is an abbreviation for Rhythm & Blues. It is blues-influenced genre name was originally created for use

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The Gospel Truth

The Gospel Truth Origins The gospel genre officially originated in the 1930s. Gospel music was, and continues to be, a way for Black people to

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Gospel

Gospel The black gospel tradition has its background in Negro Spirituals. Slaves took these hymns and morphed them for their own purposes.They created new lyrics,

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The Blackest Sound

BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED https://youtu.be/uAff4DaXdBE Gospel music was created by African- Americans and was influenced heavily influenced by Negro spirituals and Jubilee Quartets. It surfaced

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Gospel

Gospel Singing about God has always been an imperative element of Black Christian culture. The evolution of gospel can be divided into three periods. The

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Gospel

Gospel Through the years gospel music was there to help all people through the worst of times and the best of times. The gospel genre originated

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz Jazz became a conversation between artists: a representation of black intellectualism on a more “sophisticated” stage than its predecessors, blues and ragtime.

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Jazzy Jazz Jazz

Jazzy Jazz Jazz The genre of Jazz emerged in the southern city of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1895. The city of New Orleans was what

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SWING ERA

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” Louis Armstrong SWING ERA Jazz Jazz is a genre created by African- Americans and

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the heart of jazz

The Heart of Jazz New Orleans, Louisiana is the birthplace of jazz. And Jazz is considered the music of today and tomorrow. Jazz was extremely

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Jazz

Jazz Jazz is African American Classical music. Along with gospel music, ragtime, and blues contributed to the formation of Jazz Music. New Orleans had a

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The Gospel Truth

The Gospel Truth Origins The gospel genre officially originated in the 1930s. Gospel music was, and continues to be, a way for Black people to

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Gospel

Gospel The black gospel tradition has its background in Negro Spirituals. Slaves took these hymns and morphed them for their own purposes.They created new lyrics,

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The Blackest Sound

BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED https://youtu.be/uAff4DaXdBE Gospel music was created by African- Americans and was influenced heavily influenced by Negro spirituals and Jubilee Quartets. It surfaced

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Gospel

Gospel Singing about God has always been an imperative element of Black Christian culture. The evolution of gospel can be divided into three periods. The

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Gospel

Gospel Through the years gospel music was there to help all people through the worst of times and the best of times. The gospel genre originated

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FOLK MUSIC

Folk Music

Folk Music Origin Folk music originated in the 19th century, when the enslaved Africans came over to the new land. It was a way to

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That’s All FOLKS!

That’s All FOLKS! African American Folk is… One of the many traditions African slaves held on to during the slave era was Folk music. After

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NEGRO SPIRITUALS

Negro Spirituals

Origins Negro Spirituals is a genre of songs created by African-Americans during the time of enslavement.  The spirituals were used as a form of communication

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JUBILEE QUARTETS

Jubilee Quartets

Back entrance to the Spotlight: Jubilee Quartets Orgin Jubilee Quartets first began popping up the 1800’s. A Jubilee Quartet usually consist of four voices singing

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BLUES

The Legacy of Blues

Singin’ The Blues Blues was a genre created to express the woes of everyday life. It was a description of Black life in its rawest

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Feelin’ a little Blue?

Feelin’ a little Blue? Blues emerged in the late 20th century during a time of immense pain and tragedy. The genre of blues had social

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I got the Blueeees

The Birth Blues emerged from the deep south in the 1900s. Created by African-Americans, the Blues expanded the community’s voice and provided another means of

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RAGTIME

Intro to Ragtime Video

Intro to Ragtime Video Check out this Intro to Ragtime Video Below! Made by A’Shiah Rachel, Alix Swann, and Makenna Waller.   Video Transcript Welcome

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JAZZ

Jazz

Jazzy Jazz Jazz Previous Next Like many other genres, jazz was birthed from the African American community and in result, lead to the influence of

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Getting Jazzy

Getting Jazzy: Fusion Jazz Sans le jazz, la vie serait une erreur. Boris Vian What is Jazz? 1969-1990 What is Fusion Jazz? To fuse means

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The King of Be-BOP

King of Be-BOP Charlie Parker not only serves as one of the most important impacts in Jazz but also the development of Bop. He was

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FUNK

For the FUNK of It

For the FUNK of It https://blackmusicscholar.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/videoplayback.mp4 Funk music; that groovy, hypnotic music that makes your body move against its will. Funk music; music for the

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Marva Whitney-Funk

History of Funk Funk, rhythm-driven musical genre popular in the 1970s and early 1980s that linked soul to later African-American musical styles. Like many words emanating from the African-American

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Funk: Music Genre

Funk Music Definition: Funk is defined as a ” a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960’s when African-American musicians created a

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Let’s Talk About Techno

Let’ Talk About Techno What is Techno? Techno music was developed in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. It was primarily played in underground clubs. The

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Techno

Techno   In the mid to late 1980s, there was a rise in computers. They began to help people with a lot of things, even

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Underground Sound

TECHNO Also Know As Detroit Techno where did it Begin? Techo emerged from an underground movement started in Detroit, Michigan. It came about in the

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DISCO

Blame it on the Boogie!

Blame it on the Boogie! The Disco Era Disco was a genre heavily associated with freedom: it was a soundtrack of resistance, laced through other

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The Last Dance

DISCO DISCO Disco became most popular and is most known for being the genre of the 70s. It is dance music meaning that it was

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Disco

Disco The Disco genre became popular in the mid-1970s. It is known as the genre of dance and brought many people to began clubbing. This

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RHYTHM & BLUES

Atlantic Records: R&B

Rhythm and blues evolved during World War II and is a form of Black dance music.  Its development is associated with economic, demographic, and social

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SOUL

Masego, he can do it all!

Masego Micah Davis, “Masego”, was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in a Christian community in Newport News, Virginia. “Masego” means “blessed” in Tswana, the

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HIP HOP / RAP

Clive Campbell

Childhood and Early Life DJ Kool Herc, originally known as Clive Campbell, is the eldest of six children. He was born on April 16, 1955.

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Hip Hop: The Get Down

What is Hip-Hop? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xT4af_-8Ho   Hip-hop originated in South Bronx New York City which is a predominantly African-American area in the 1970s. Hip pop also

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