What is Funk?

Funk originated in the mid-1960’s by African American people. It is a mixture of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Some characteristics of Funk music

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All About Hip-Hop

Hip Hop originally formed in the 1970’s in Bronx, New York. Youth at the time were the mainstream performers of Hip Hop music. It did

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Black People and Musicals

Before black people started to perform in musicals, they were mocked by white performers and the shows were called “coon songs”. In 1898, Will Marion

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Gospel History

Gospel music originated in the early 20th century. Gospel music has roots in blues and spiritual music. Some spiritual songs had hidden messages in them

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Techno Music

Techno music emerged in the mid to late 1980s in Detroit. It was a mix of African American styles of music like Chicago house, funk,

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Disco Madness

Disco originally started in the 1940s as the word “Discotheque”. In France, Bebop, jitterbug, and other dance genres were banned by the Nazis. People who

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Ready for Ragtime

The Ragtime era began in 1896 and lasted until 1920. It was popularized because of sheet music and the beats throughout the music. Regular people

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets  started in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The money made from the performances would be used to fund historically black

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What About the Blues?

Originally blues came from the genre of folk music. The blues revival came during the 1960’s when popular African American musicians became more relevant in

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Negro Spiritual Post

Negro spirituals were composed and sung by African slaves. It is usually sung in call and response were there was a singer leading the song

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Folk Music- Amari Davis

Article Review and Critique Summary of Article: The author starts off with a paragraph on what Folk music is. It is stated in the article

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