Unit 3 & 4 Summary

Thesis : African Americans spirituals were created due to force but ended up becoming a commodity throughout slavery. In all slavery formed African American spirituals were created.  This was such a crucial moment in history because this was the only way for African Americans to express themselves. African American spirituals gave slaves the chance to […]

Unit 2&3

Thesis: I believe spirituals are the most influential genre. I say this because if it weren’t for this genre a lot of music that we know wouldn’t be created. Unit 2 Within this unit I learned that slave owners allowed slaves to sing. They only allowed them to do that because they knew slaves would […]

The Invisible Church: A Safe Haven for Slaves

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The Differences Between Negro and White Spirituals.

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What inspired Gospel music?

The evolution of gospel music and how it was produced in the 1700s will be mainly discussed in this post.

Marian Anderson Brings Spirituals to the National Stage

Nearly four score after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation that released African-Americans from bondage, Marian Anderson utilized the genre morphed from slavery to stand against discrimination midway through the Jim Crow era and unintentionally serve as a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement in the decades to follow.   A Brief History of Negro […]

Who are The Fisk Jubilee Singers?

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Trials and Tribulations Through Song

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The Influence of HBCUs on Spirituals

The Influence of HBCUs on Spirituals What are negro spirituals? Negro spirituals are one of the earliest forms of African American music. It was a genre created and transmitted via the oral tradition that was “divinely inspired” and would also record enslaved Black people’s experiences throughout their days. These songs and the performances of these […]

How They Praised

/*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .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} About Why We Praise: In this post, we will explore the use of musical instruments, songs, and dance in African American culture during the 1600’s through the 1700’s. Musical Instruments Singing Dance In African culture, drums are very important. There are […]

Negro Spirituals

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/t-magazine/black-spirituals-poetry-resistance.html

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Hall Johnson

/*! elementor – v3.5.6 – 28-02-2022 */ .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} The Musicians Behind Negro Spirituals /*! elementor – v3.5.6 – 28-02-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Hall Johnson was a composer and arranger of Negro Spirituals. He, along with Harry T. Burleigh, R. Nathaniel Dett, and Eve Jessye, was able […]

The Role of Music to the Enslaved Person

/*! elementor – v3.7.4 – 31-08-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor – v3.7.4 – 31-08-2022 */ .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 Enslaved Africans brought their instruments and music to the Americas. They used music as a way to preserve tradition and culture. Stolen from their land and family, music […]

Negro Spirituals : The Effect on African American Faith and Perseverance

Negro Spirituals were songs that were sang firstly by enslaved individuals. These songs were used to amplify the voices of the marginalized while bringing faith to the enslaved. Being that enslaved people were not allowed to read or write, Negro Spirituals have been said to come from biblical scriptures and stories that became songs that […]

The “Spiritual” History of the Spelman College Glee Club

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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 or sadness, it was a way for them to articulate how much slavery really took over their mental health.  But it also was a way for them to keep occupied […]

Melodies From Heaven

Gospel has changed over the last few decades. Various artists are discovering and creating new sounds to use for gospel music. In this post, we will discuss the different types of gospel music and how the sounds have changed over time.  The Waves of Gospel Gospel used to be considered the preaching of sermons. As […]

Negro Spirituals: Selah Jubilee Singers

Spirituals or Negro Spirituals, consist of christian music that is from the creation of generations of African-Americans. Negro Spirituals often lyricize the struggles of the African-American community as well as African-American Cultural Traditions. Some famous groups and singers that performed Negro spirituals consist of The Fisk Jubilee singers, Hall Johnson and The Golden Gate Quartet. […]

The Soul Behind Negro Spirituals

Despite contrary belief, black people possess some of the most poise, elegance, and grace. Exemplified in the arts and in everyday interactions, this grace is extended when being applied in telling the stories of our ancestors. Negro Spirituals encompass the stories of enslaved Africans and their tribulations during the transatlantic and domestic slave trade. I […]