Women in blues, specifically black women were prominent figures. They rose above the cards they were dealt with.Black women faced oppression, misogyny,  racism, and poverty. Without black women the genre of blues would not have been popularized during its time. The first recorded blues singer was a black woman. Her name was Ma Rainey. Self expression was also displayed by these women of blues through there vocals, attires and facial expressions that were made during their performances.

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Negro Spirituals

Negro spirituals are a staple in the black community. They are poly rhythmic and tend to reference religion. A prominent negro spiritual artist was Marian

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Hip Hop originated in New York City starting in the 70’s. It was a new creative outlet for African Americans. Records, turntables, DJ’s and MC’s

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Minnie Riperton Style and Inspiration More info is listed below Musical Development Musical Development more info is listed below Click Here Family and Upbringing Family

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Ragtime was the first African American music genre to be popularized in mainstream american culture. Although this genre was popular, in mainstream media it degraded

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