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  • Generalizations About The African Music Culture
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    In our Western culture, we have always been entertained and pleased by the sound of music. Whether listening to the radio or going to a live concert, the music itself is usually considered a form of art or past time for the listener and the performer. While some can connect, relate to, or even "feel" the power of the music, not many westerners can comprehend "living" the music. In African tribal culture, the people have done just that since ancient times. They have spent each day using the music...
  • Main Stage Of Motown Music
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    The Motown Museum in Detroit is truly a motivational part of America's history; it stood for another way for African American voices to be heard on a much greater scale both national and even world wide. Motown has become America's pop soul music for anyone and everyone. The birth of Motown music came to be in a small recording studio aptly named Hitsville, U.S.A. Barry Gordy, who came from a large middle class family had borrowed money in order. The main stage of Motown music came from a small ...
  • George Clinton And His Funk Music Style
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    In ancient African civilizations music took precedence in all activities that the tribes participated in. There was a song for every celebration, every birth, and every death. As Africans were enslaved and moved to North America by Europeans, many customs and traditions followed with them. As their culture was stripped from them and European ideals were placed upon them, they kept song as their universal language and their link to the motherland. From early on, slave songs also known as "Negro S...
  • Page 1 Lena Horne Lena Horne
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    By: Heather Donahue E-mail: Lena Horne Heather Donahue March 23, 2000 Humanities 15 Tues. & Thurs. 9: 30 - 11 a.m. Page 1 Lena Horne Lena Horne was born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Teddy and Edna Scott ron Horne. After her father left her at the age of two in order to pursue his gambling career; her mother leaving soon after that to pursue her acting career; she went to live with her grandparents. Through her grandparents influence she became involved with organizati...
  • Poetic And Musical Form Of The Blues
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    Throughout history African American music has significantly altered the course of our country the United States of America. Starting during the spread of Africans as slaves the music of the cultures of Africa have come together and blended to help transform the music of the past into the music that most Americans listen to today including selections such as hip pop, r & B, and rap. Slaves thought they may have been, these first Africans helped shape the culture that we live in. During the Africa...
  • Music By The Smallest Drum
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    If African music is said to have roots in almost all music, then undoubtedly a branch extends directly into the heart of the Caribbean Islands. All the islands have a spice of African influence, but due to length constraints, we " ve chosen to confine our discussion to Afro-Caribbean music in Jamaica and Cuba. History and Musical Cultural Context: Jamaica: From the early 1400's to the middle 1600's Jamaica was island under Spanish control. That was until 1655 when the British took control. After...
  • Jamaican Music Mento
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    Mento, Jamaican Music Mento? When most people think of music in Jamaica, they think Reggae, or some people think the name Bob Marley as synonymous with Jamaica, and sometimes the name precedes Jamaica. And while Reggae music has been one of Jamaica's great exports, there was a long history to reach that point. Many people must have heard of Ska or Rock Steady as Reggae's origin. Before Reggae, Rock Steady, and Ska, there was Mento. The first music that was recorded in Jamaica was Mento which was...
  • Blues And Jazz Music
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    African American Women And Music Essay, Research African American Women And Music The purpose of this report was for me to research and explore the connection between African American women and music. Since prior to the slave decades, music has been an integral part of African American society, and served as a form of social, economic, and emotional support in African American communities in the past and present. This paper will cover three different types of secular music that emerged during th...

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