Negro Spirituals: Keeping the Tradition vs Innovation

Negro Spirituals Keep the Tradition or Be Innovative with our Culture? by: Hunter Christopher Negro Spirituals is a genre that continues to influence our culture. It is an influence of not only African American culture, but also Caribbean culture. Being from the British Virgin Islands has allowed be to recognize and foster a great appreciation […]

From the Cotton Field to Concert Halls

FROM THE COTTON FIELD TO CONCERT HALLS Negro Spirituals originated from the hymns and somber melodies sung by enslaved people working on plantations as religious music to express Christian religious values and trials. European missionaries introduced hymns and psalms to enslaved people, but African Americans combined their roots of West and Central Africa with their […]