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    James Brown - Funk 1950-1979
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    March 30 - April 3
    Jubilee Quartets & Gospel
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    April 6 -10
    Gospel
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    April 13-17
    R&B
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    April 20-24
    Blues
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    April 27 -May 1
    Negro Spirituals and Folk Music
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    May 4 -6
    Artist Paper Due

FOLK MUSIC

Folk Music

Folk Music Thesis Folk is important because it inspired change during the Civil Rights Movement and united Americans of all races under one cause. History

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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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NEGRO SPIRITUALS

The Black Church

The Black Church The Difference Between Spirituals and Gospels Although Negro Spirituals and Gospel songs both are about freedom they have a few differences. Negro

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Negro Spirituals

The Importance of Negro Spirituals on Society In the late 1800s, slavery was very prevalent in the South and in some parts of the North.

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JUBILEE QUARTETS

BLUES

Black Women and Blues

Black Women and the Blues Mamie Smith Throughout the life of Mamie Smith, from the age of ten until her untimely death, she was able

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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

Jazz A New Era

How African Americans Crafted Jazz Like all other forms of Black expressions, music reflects the kind of life that African Americans led during a specific

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FUNK

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

Techno Music

Techno music originated in the early 1980s in Germany. After the release of compilation Techno, the new dance sound found its way to Detroit. The

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DISCO

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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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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SOUL

Soul Music: The Temptations

by Claire Jackson Soul music is arguably the first genre where Black artists were given the recognition and praise they deserved for their contributions and

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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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HIP HOP / RAP

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