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FOLK MUSIC

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

The Black Church

The Black Church: Negro Spirituals Essence Testify! Personally, I grew up all 20 years of my life surrounded by church members. My grandfather is a

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1860 Negro Spirituals

1860 Negro Spirituals Evolution of Negro Spirituals Music was a general way for slaves to express how they felt. Whether it was to express happiness

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JUBILEE QUARTETS

The Golden Gate Quartet Formation of the Group In the mid 1930’s 4 highschool students from Norfol, VA joined together to create what was initially

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BLUES

Black Women and the Blues

By: Autumn Johnson The Blues is a genre of nonreligious folk music, created by African Americans, where singers express their feelings and emotions. Black women

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RAGTIME

Ragtime’s Exploitative Documentation

Ragtime’s Exploitative Documentation Lost in Translation The ragtime genre thrived from 1896-1920. As ragtime’s influence transferred from the black community into mainstream media, the common

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Scott Joplin: King of Ragtime

Scott Joplin is known as the King of Ragtime because he mastered and diversified a sector of musical entertainment that was previously segregated between black

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JAZZ

John Coltrane

John Coltrane Who Is John Coltrane? Early Life John William Coltrane, known as John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina.

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FUNK

Perseverence: Chaka Khan

Perseverence: Chaka Khan Early Life Yvette Marie “Chaka Khan” Stevens was born on March 23, 1953 to Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman in Chicago, Illinois.

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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

Techno Music

Techno music Techno music is a genre that is more recent that the other genres. Techno music is a type of electronic dance music (EDM)

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DISCO

The Disco Queen

Introduction Disco is a form of dance music that emerged in the 1970’s. Disco got its name from the term discotheque which refers to a

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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

Soul

The King of Soul: Marvin Gaye     – Marvin Pentz Gay was born in April 2, 1939. – He is also known as Marvin

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Obama Snubbed Etta James

Obama Snubbed Etta James It is January 20, 2009. Barack Obama has just been inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. You turn

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HIP HOP / RAP

Mary J. Blige: Queen of Hip-Hop R&B

Bibliography Macpherson, Alex. “Mary J Blige on Drugs, Abusive Relationships and Self-Hatred.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 1 Feb. 2008, www.theguardian.com/music/2008/feb/01/urban.  “Mary J. Blige.”

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