Jubilee Quartet

/*! elementor – v3.8.1 – 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Introduction Jubliee Quartet was established in the 1870s to raise money for black colleges that were struggling finchially. After the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ first national tour in 1871, the spiritual genre saw an increase in popularity. As a result, male quartets […]

Jubilee Quartets

/*! elementor – v3.8.1 – 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Introduction Jubilee quartets were popular African – American religious musical groups in the first half of the 20th century. They focused on preserving unique American musical traditions known as negro spirituals. Jubilee quartets influence a lot of African – American music […]

The Golden Gate Quartet

/*! elementor – v3.7.6 – 15-09-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Who is the GGQ: The Golden Gate Quartet, was formed by four teenage students in Norfolk, Virginia. The group attended Booker T. Washington and were referred to as the golden gate jubilee singers. The group’s jubilee style is recognized for its […]

Influence On The Black Sound

European Influence On The Black Sound Similar to many aspects of modern culture a society, music has been formed with a sprinkle of multiple different cultures and types to form unique styles. One can find European singing styles in the singing of Jubilee Quartets. Where Did Harmonizing Come From? Harmony has been an aspect of […]

The Jubilee Quartet: A Male-Dominated Musical Genre

The Jubilee Quartet: A Male-Dominated Musical Genre by Lila Gilliam The Jubilee Quartet was birthed after the prevalence of Negro Spirituals being performed on collegiate and commercial levels. Jubilee was a popular genre throughout the late 1800s up until the 1960s, combining black and white musical practices including spirituals and folk. The general construction of […]

Jubilee Quartets: The Cycle of Black Music

Jubilee Quartets: The Cycle of Black Music The Origin The name “Jubilee” derives from the Fisk University Jubilee Singers. George L. White, the music director at Fisk University called them “Jubilee” singers as a reference to the Bible and the “year of the jubilee,” in which the enslaved people were to become free. The original […]

The Development of Jubilee Quartets

By: Autumn Johnson What is a Jubilee Quartet? Jubilee Quartets were religious music groups comprised of African Americans. There were three major time periods of Jubilee Quartets from 1880 to 1969, which are the Jubilee, Transitional, and Gospel Periods. Jubilee Quartets have changed and other elements have been added over these time periods. The elements […]

Jubilee Quartets: The Road to Representation

What is a Jubilee Quartet? The word “Jubilee” of “Jubilee Quartet” derives from the biblical phrase, “Year of the Jubilee” where African American enslaved people were set “free”. The Quartets were traditionally comprised of four individuals that sang four different harmonies; the first bass, second bass, first tenor, and second tenor. Although the quartet meant […]

Gender Inequality in Jubilee Quartets

Gender Inequality in Jubilee Quartets Origin The jubilee quartet is a music genre that originated in the mid-1800s as an extension of the American university singing movement. These early groups consisted of four to six voices and a composition arranged for a four-part harmony sang in either a cappella or with a limited number of […]

The Revitalization of Music Through the Jubilee Quartets

In The Beginning Music began as a mode of communication and self-expression and as time continues to progress, it becomes a more revitalized form of art. The Fisk Jubilee Singers is a choir that originated at Fisk University which went on to perform melodies at varieties of venues in the United States as well as […]

The Evolution of Quartets in the African American Community

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The Significance of Jubilee Quartets

The Significance of Jubilee Quartets As we learn more about music in Survey of African American Music, it is clear that music never dies; it is simply revamped. Much like Folk Music and Negro Spiritual, Jubilee Quartets provides foundational aspects that are essential to music of today, especially Black religious gospel music. While reading the […]

Jubilee Quartet

Jubilee quartet was of group of African-American men who would sing religious music in the early 20th century. The Fisk Jubilee singers were the first to make the jubilee style popular. There are three main periods that the jubilee quartet consist of.  The first period of the jubilee quartets is the jubilee period. The jubilee […]

Commodification of African American Music

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Jubilee Quartets

Emergence and Rise of Jubilee Quartets Jubilee Quartets consist of at least four harmonious voices. They emerged around the 1800s, with a specific type called University Jubilee Quartet, founded by the American Missionary Association. These groups shared a common trend of singing to fundraise for their institutions to remain open.   A well known subsidiary […]

Why Jubilee Quartets Deserve More Recognition.

          Jubilee Quartets were popular African American singing groups in America during the early 20th century. These groups were comprised of male or female singers that performed formal arrangements in close four-part harmony. These groups mainly sang a capella. Even though The Fisk Jubilee Singers inspired the Jubilee Quartet, they were […]

Jubilee Quartets Impact on HBCUs

Background of Jubilee Quartets First Sight of Jubilee in HBCUs When we think of Jubilee Quartets, we would usually think of a four member group that sings rhythmic tunes. From the book African American Music by Mellonee Burnim, it describes the specific type of Jubilee Quartet within the African American Community. The description states, “…within the […]

From Jubilee to Gospel

Introduction The term Jubilee Quartet was derived from a group of singers known as the Fisk Jubilee Singers. This group was formed at Fisk University, in 1871 to sing Negro Spirituals. The Jubilee Quartet can be broken up into three periods;  Jubilee Period, Transitional Period and Gospel Period. In music, a quartet refers to an […]

The Pioneer of Soul Music: Ray Charles

The Pioneer of Soul Music: Ray Charles Ray Charles, also known as “a blind genius”, is one of the greatest artists in history. He was the first artist to integrate R&B, gospel, blues, rock, and country to what is known as soul music in the 1950’s and 60’s. This allowed him to create hits like […]

Can Jubilee It?

Can Jubileeve It? Thesis Jubliee quartets are an important part of African-American music because they broke barriers and created space for African-American artists to compete with their white counterparts. About A jubilee quartet is a group of four singers that create arrangements for negro spirituals. The first jubilee quartet was the Tuskegee Quartet. Ella Sheppard, […]