Set Me Free- Negro Spirituals

Set Me Free- Negro Spirituals

Negro spirituals was one of the first genres made. It was created by slaves during slavery to symbolize their home and resistance to slavery. Religion was heavily included in their songs to help get the point across. As slaves, they did not have much to count on because they were beaten for anything they really did, if it was not what their owner told them to do. However, singing these negro spirituals gave the slaves an escape from their own world. Negro spirituals have a lot of heart and hurt in them.

Negro spirituals has been one of my favorite genres since I was little because I was raised in a church. My grandfather was a deacon and my great grandfather (his dad) before he passed, used to be the pastor of Welcome Friend Baptist Church. Growing up in this setting, you had no choice but to like negro spirituals. Something about the songs, just speak to you because they hold a deeper meaning for black people. Just as slaves, negro spirituals is what kept them in church because they had a way to express themselves; these songs did that for me too.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Tatyana Lester

Tatyana Lester

Tech? NO!- Techno

Tech? NO! Techno is definitely my least favorite genre. I just can’t get to liking it. Techno music first originated in Detroit Michigan in the

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Read More »

Feeling Real Blue- Blues

Feeling Real Blue Blues is a mere of music that was made in the 1870s. It was inspired by negro spirituals mostly highlighting the pain

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Read More »

Riggitty Ragtime

Riggitty Ragtimeeee Ragtime became popular in 1896-1920 and originating in Mississippi & Missouri. They referenced the songs as coon songs as a racial slur against

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Read More »

Hallejuah!- Gospel

HALLEJUAH! There are two types of gospel music. It can either be African American or Anglo American gospel music. The elements of African American gospel

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Read More »