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FOLK MUSIC

The Legend of Kora

THE LEGEND OF KORA: African String Instrument The Kora is known as one of the most complex string instruments. The instrument originates back in Africa

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Folk-ryin’ out loud

A look into the history of the Kora in Folk music and African American music The Kora is an instrument  used within Jali families of

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NEGRO SPIRITUALS

Negro Spirituals

Spirituals are described as religious music from African Americans during slavery, being the earliest form of religious music of them. It was the expression of

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Negro Spirituals

Spirituals, also known as “Negro Spirituals” was a style of music that consisted of religious folksongs that described the pain of slavery. Created by enslaved

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JUBILEE QUARTETS

Quartets

A cappella vocal groups are also called jubilee quartets because of the characteristics of performance style. They often consisted of men; they had a developed,

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BLUES

Blues

Blues music was known to break down the stereotypes of Black people and play a role in the fight for justice and equality during the

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Let’s Move To Some Blues!

Let’s Talk Some Blues! Blues, secular folk music, was created by African Americans in the early 20th century. The simple but expressive forms of the

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RAGTIME

The King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin

The History of Ragtime Ragtime was a popularized syncopated or rather “ragged” musical style that originated from the rivers along Mississippi and Missouri during the

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JAZZ

Ragtime

Ragtime defines a performance style and practices like composing and dance. Ben Harvey claimed to be its inventor. It is a duality between oral and

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Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard : The most influential artist in bop, hard-bop and post bop era Born in Indiana, Hubbard took an early liking to instruments in

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FUNK

TECHNO / HOUSE

DISCO

Donna Summer

The Queen of Disco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5AztWseIdU Born Ladonna Adrian Gaines, Donna Summer was a famous singer and songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts. She was born on December

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RHYTHM & BLUES

Ruth Brown

Miss Rhythm! Background Ruth Brown was a famed Blues singer and songwriter with an incomparable career that played an instrumental role in shaping the Blues

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SOUL

HIP HOP / RAP

Dr. Dre Hip Hop Legend

Bibliography Barco, Mandalit del. “Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Tells The Epic Story Of Hip-Hop And N.W.A.” NPR, NPR, 14 Aug. 2015, www.npr.org/2015/08/14/432146089/biopic-straight-outta-compton-tells-the-epic-story-of-hip-hop-and-n-w-a.  Borgmeyer, John, and

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Earth to André

Bibliography “Contemporary Black Biography.” Encyclopedia.com. 12 Aug. 2020 . (2020, September 17). Retrieved September 17, 2020, from https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-history-composers-and-performers-biographies/andre-benjamin  André 3000 discography. (2020, August 19). Retrieved

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