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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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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 Differences Between Negro and White Spirituals.

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JUBILEE QUARTETS

BLUES

Who is Gladys Bentley?

Blues was a prominent musical genre in the early 1900s. African Americans are indeed the creators. This type of music introduced the “feeling” style. Folk

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Empress of the Blues- Camryn Henry

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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

New Orleans Jazz

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History of Jazz

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Jubilee Quartet

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FUNK

James Brown

Thesis : James Brown was the most Influential R&B artist during the early 1950’s until the early 2000’s. I say this because he was still

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The Versatility of Funk

By: MacKenzie Fox The most popular artists within the funk genre were popular for making people wanting to get down and funky but also due

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TECHNO / HOUSE

The Evolution of Techno

Electronic or techno music began to make way in the late 60’sMany musical pioneers began to develop electronic instruments; a sound thathad never really been

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Taking The House Down With House Music

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DETROIT, THE HOME OF TECHNO MUSIC!

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DISCO

Disco

Thesis: The 70s was an era of self-expression, through public protests, fashion, and music. It was a time when there were cultural and social changes,

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Disco in the 70’s

Disco music first appeared in the early 1970s and was born out of an urban lifestyle. Disco has had a significant influence on modern electronic

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Disco and Funk: Music for a Movement

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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

Soul Train- 70s and 80s

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Sly and The Family Stone

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Jill Scott – Queen of Neo-Soul

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HIP HOP / RAP

Hip-Hop Fashion

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Impact of DJing

BY: Sefanit Abbi, Taylor Harris, Ariana Swindell, and Laila Johnson DJs and their art are credited to be the founders of hip-hop because of their

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Graffiti: A Crime or a Work of Art?

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