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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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Lets Get Spiritual

Lets Get Spiritual! Colonizers managed to strip enslaved Africans of many things, but music was not one of them. Negro spirituals are songs created by

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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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Fisk Jubilee Quartet

Fisk Jubilee Quartet Singers In 1871, the Fisk Jubilee Singers began their first tour in a fundraising effort for Fisk University. The tour took the

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BLUES

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

LEE MORGAN: The Sidewinder

Origin Career Lee Morgan was born Edward Lee Morgan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 10, 1938. Growing up, Morgan liked playing the vibraphone and saxophone

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FUNK

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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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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TECHNO / HOUSE

TECHNO

Origin Techno originated in the mid 1980’s in Detroit, Michigan. Using a computerized sound, techno is usually associated with dance music in clubs. In this

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DISCO

Disco Origin

ORIGIN Disco started in the 1970s Disco os formally known as a genre of music, specifically dance Disco has R&B and funk elements It heavily

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Let’s Go Disco

Origin The music developed by djs to entertain African Americans, Latinos and gays in underground dance halls in New York city in the 1970s. Originally

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Disco All The Way

Four On The Floor Element of Disco 1970’s What is Disco? Disco as a genre emerged out of an urban culture in the early 1970s.

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RHYTHM & BLUES

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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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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