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FOLK MUSIC

Nina Simone

Nina Simone Early Life, Career, and Death Eunice Kathleen Waymon, also known as Nina Simone, was born on February 21, 1933 in Carry-le-Rouet, France to

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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman I’ll always remember the first time I ever heard “Fast Car.” I was about ten years old. My grandma and I had just

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NEGRO SPIRITUALS

Melodies From Heaven

Gospel has changed over the last few decades. Various artists are discovering and creating new sounds to use for gospel music. In this post, we

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Unity Through Negro Spirituals

By: Autumn Johnson What are Negro Spirituals? Negro Spirituals are a genre of religious music created by African Americans during slavery. Many enslaved people practiced

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JUBILEE QUARTETS

Jubilee Quartets

Emergence and Rise of Jubilee Quartets Jubilee Quartets consist of at least four harmonious voices. They emerged around the 1800s, with a specific type called

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BLUES

Get it Back in Blues

Get it Back in Blues By: Alexia Khalil Women in Blues During the Blues era, women were at the forefront of the movement. Like others

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RAGTIME

Dive into Ragtime

Brief History of Ragtime Ragtime was around but the name came along much later. The name was given to the style of music towards the

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JAZZ

John Coltrane

The Jazzy John Coltrane By: Alexia Khalil Jazzy Journey Born in North Carolina, the composer and saxophonist, John Coltrane, is known for his remarkable music

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All About Jazz

By Nelly Ruach Jazz is by far one of the most prominent and well respected forms of music to have ever been created. This form

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FUNK

James Brown

Father of Funk: James Brown By: Alexia Khalil Funky James Born in South Carolina in 1933, James Brown lived an interesting life and left an

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That Funky Funk

That Funky Funk by Lila Gilliam Funk music was born in the late 60s and continued to be popular during the 70s from Soul and

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Wha-a-t in the Tech-n-ooo

… Where Are the Women in Techno? By: Demi Browder Detroit Techno Techno music started to become known around the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically,

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My Thoughts on Techno

Introduction:     America was originally introduced to Techno music in the 1980s. This version of techno music was created in the city of Detroit

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DISCO

Diana Ross and Disco

Diana Ross and Disco As an actress, composer, producer, and singer, Diana Ross’s success was great. As an artist with numerous songs that topped the

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Sister Sledge

Disco and Sister Sledge Disco came about in the early 1970s. It brought a different sound compared to what listeners were usually used to. Sister

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RHYTHM & BLUES

SOUL

“Love, Peace, and Soul”

“Love, Peace, and Soul”: A Look at Soul Train Introduction Soul Train was a show that promoted individuality, good times, and musical expression. Formed in

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Musiq SOULchild

Thesis Musiq Soulchild is a male artist who has made various projects that have truly implemented the concept of soul into his music. In this

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HIP HOP / RAP

My Life: As Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has been an entertainer for decades. Her career has ranged from starring in movies, producing music and participating in televison shows. In

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Folk Secular Music

Folk Secular Music History History Previous Next Folk Secular Music was cultivated for the purpose of creating a bridge between the roots of African Americans’

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