Techno- The Belleville Three

Techno music was developed in the heart of Detroit, Michigan in 1980. It is a genre of electronic dance music. It was a combination of African American music styling, with inspirations from Chicago, funk, electric jazz, and synthesizers. Synthesizers are computer based beats and instrumentalist sounds. Interestingly enough, techno was created by three African American high school students know as, ” The Belleville Three”. Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson created their own style of music combining different elements to make their desirable sound.

This genre became wildly popular, it even went international and would often be played in European clubs and all across American at parties, house functions, clubs and more.

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Jazz

Jazz Improvisation! Jazz music was an era of class and sophistication. Improvisation is a musical concept that essentially means on the fly, many jazz performers

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Musical Theatre

African American Musical Theatre Musical Theatre was created in order to tell stories through song, as well as dance and entertainment. Originally, blacks were not

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Jordan Bogans

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Folk Music by Jordan Bogans

Folk music originated in the South, the land of soul, spirituals, and rich harmonies. Slaves created this style of music in order to communicate their struggle and ambitions of hope and liberation. Music, art, and dance were very important during this time period, as it gave African Americans a mode of expression and allowed them to maintain their culture despite being enslaved.

Call-and-Response was a very important musical styling used in folk music. It consisted of a lead calling out a line with a group answering. Pattin Juba was also an element within this genre, it was a dance used to tell stories through song..

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Jubilee Quartets

A jubilee quartet is an a capella singing group that consists of four to six male or female voices. These quartets are traditionally African American

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Get Your Groove On! ..Dance! Disco became popularized in the 1970’s, this was an era of dancing and big hair! The disco era introduced a

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