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Should Music Be Political?

At the time of the Civil Rights Movement, many artists such as Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, and Nina Simone made their voices known and heard

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Jazz

Jazz was born about 100 years ago in New Orleans. The music is rooted in Africa and Europe. New Orleans became the city for jazz

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Nina Simone: A Raised Voice

Nina Simone, whose original name is Euncie Waymon, was born February 21, 1933 in Tyran, North Carolina. Simone fought through Jim Crow Laws and bipolar

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Motor City Blues

The blues took a new turn when it emerged in Motor City Detroit Michigan. A town where before was considered barren, the blues made the

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