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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hey, Folk!

Hey Folk! Folk music began as a way for enslaved Africans to tell their stories and share their hopes. They used instruments such as the

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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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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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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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I’ve got the Blues

Blues music was created by black people in the South in the 1870’s, and it was influenced by ragtime and folk music. What makes blues

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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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A Good ol’ Ragtime

Ragtime first developed in St. Louis around the end of the 19th century (1893-1917). This genre of music was made for dancing with its lively

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Four sounds

Jubilee Quartet Jubilee Quartet’s originated in the mid 1800s and derived from negro spirituals. The name jubilee quartet came from the Fisk Jubilee singers from

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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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Let’s get Jazzy

Jazz is a music form that was developed in New Orleans in the early 20th century. New Orleans was a very diverse city and all

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