Techno

Techno is electronic dance music that originated in Detroit in the 1980s, and this can be attributed to the Belleville three consisting of Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May. The three friends created electronic music in their basement. Techno music was often produced for use in DJ sets. Juan Atkins is known as “the godfather of techno”, Derrick May is known as the “Innovator”, and Kevin Saunderson is known as the “Elevator”.

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Gospel

Gospel Black gospel music came about from the roots of negro spirituals. It really made its rise in the 1930’s. These songs focused on biblical

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You’re gonna love me!

Musical Theater Before the 1890s, white people portrayed African American life on broadway through blackface. It 1898, a black-written musical comedy was brought to Broadway

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Boogie down!

Disco Disco was the popular music style during the 70s. It started in New York with DJ’s. This music style was very upbeat with guitar

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams-singer, songwriter, producer Pharrell Williams, known to most simply as Pharrell was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on April 5, 1973. He was born

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Hippity hop

Hip Hop! In the Bronx, New York, Hip Hop began as a movement that focused on MCing at house and block parties. Emceeing, also known

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