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  • Black Music In America
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    Black Music in America: A History Through Its People Tahir ah Carter by James Haskins Intro to Music I have definitely learned allot about the Evolution of American Music in this class. I found it to be very intriguing. So when I was faced with the chore of deciding which book I would do my report on, I chose Black Music in America by James Haskins. This book gave a detailed account of not only the music genres but its performers. We already know that American music is made up of music from many...
  • Development Through African Music The
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    Written investigation into the contexts and musical influences on the jazz style. Summary of HND seminar on History of Jazz. On the 10th March, we were given a seminar by the HND students on 'The Development of Jazz Music and Dance. My aim in this written investigation is to summarise the information given to me. Development through African music The earliest form of Jazz, began in African music. While most West African culture was erased when people were transported into slavery, some core poss...
  • Black Community And Other Races
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    The black population has fought hard to get where they are in todays society in terms of their courage, beliefs and faith to accomplish what they have done in the fields of politics and music. They have been affective in the field of politics by having leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther king Jr., Malcolm x and Nelson Mandela lead them to a civil right society where everyone was treated equally. And they have also been part of the revolution of music in terms of how many categories they have inven...
  • James Weldon Johnson
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    James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871 in Jacksonville, Fla. He is best known as being a poet, compos or, diplomat, and anthologist of black culture. James was trained in music and other subjects by his mother, a schoolteacher. Johnson graduated from Atlanta University with A.B. in 1894. He later obtained a M.A. in 1904 while studying at Columbia. For several years he was principal of the black high school in Jacksonville, Fla. He read law at the same time, and was admitted to the Florid...
  • Popularity With Innovative Rock Music
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    The sixties were the age of youth, as 70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers and young adults. The movement away from the conservative fifties continued and eventually resulted in revolutionary ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life. No longer content to be images of the generation ahead of them, young people wanted change. The changes affected education, values, lifestyles, laws, and entertainment. Many of the revolutionary ideas, whic...
  • 1 Orchestras Without Conductors
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    African American Conductors Conducting, as we know it today is less than two centuries old. 1 On the other hand time beating; a way of holding players and / or singers together, has been around for several centuries. 1 In the absence of written notation, the leader's hands indicated the direction of the group. As polyphony entered the musical picture, it became essential that the beats be on target. Interpretation at the time was of no importance. It has been indicated through engravings that in...
  • Use Music
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    INTRODUCTION: The immortal sound of music has for generations held the world in awe. Whether it be classical music, rock and roll, or hip-hip, the grasp of music over the human soul will not, and can never be loosened. From the onset of time music has become a messenger to the public, sending critical messages to the people through lyrics. Yet unfortunately, this message has become altered, and as a result some artists look at music not as a messenger to the people but as a commodity for their o...
  • Black Music Style Of Blues
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    Sarah Anne Stevenson Dave StockumEnglish Language and Comprehension 20 November 1999 Blues Music and its influence on integration From years 1505 to 1870, the world underwent the largest forced migration in history: West Africa was soon to be convulsed by the arrival of Europeans and become the advent of the transatlantic slave trade. Ships from Europe, bound for America, appeared on the horizon, and their captains and sailors-carrying muskets, swords, and shackles-landed on the coast, walked up...
  • Soul Music Change
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    Music is the most powerful vehicle of human expression. As the embodiment of love, disapproval, happiness, experience life, music speaks to us, because it comes from us. Each people, in each paradise of the human experience instinctively and systematically change the music of the past to represent the realities of the present. In this century, black music, more specifically Soul music, has been that music that has brought to plain view that which evidences our humanity hope, hurt, joy and passio...
  • African American Music
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    "BLACK MUSIC" African-American music has had such an impact on our society today. African-American music became popular in the 19th century after the civil war as musicians of color were hired to play in saloons and brothels. A couple of forms of popular music are spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz and ragtime. Spiritual and gospel music reflected the poverty and oppression of slaves. As Jazz entered the popular culture it provoked a great deal of criticism. An artist know as, Louis Armstrong, had ...
  • Jazz By The Music
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    Racism Related to the Novel Jazz In the novel Jazz, written by Toni Morrison, racism was a strong issue that was presented in the novel. The novel relayed the issue of racism to its beginnings and to how it is today. Although, at that time black males regarded jazz as the essence of the Harlem Renaissance, the age of the New Negro, for many black women it represented the disenchantment of urban life. The age that emphasized racial pride and equality but often overshadowed black women's equality....
  • Technical Ingenuities Of Coltrane's Music
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    James C. Hall COLTRANE, JOHN (1926-1967), saxophonist, composer, and iconic figure. John Coltrane's immersion in modern jazz took place in bands led by Eddie Vinson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Johnny Hodges. In 1955 he joined the Miles Davis quintet and was soon identified as one of the most talented tenor saxophonists of the era. The story of Coltrane becoming a major African American cultural icon really began, however, in 1957. In that year he underwent a spiritual "conversion" concomitant with his...
  • Surreal Revolution In Black Culture And Music
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    In the 1960's it was a hard time for black Americans. There was a revolution being driven by two well know black civil rights leaders. The first phase of the revolution was driven by a young Islamic black man, Malcolm X, who was a spokesperson for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X was adamant that blacks needed to take care of their own business. In the issue of black integration in American culture. Malcolm X had the ability to reach any one member of the black nation in America. This revolution w...
  • Few Black Performers Besides Sissle And Blake
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    Noble Sissle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 10, 1889. His early interest in music came from his father, a minister and organist. The Sissle moved to Cleveland when Noble was 17, and in 1908, before graduating from high school, he joined a male quartet for a four-week run of the Midwest vaudeville circuit. After graduating, he joined a gospel quartet for a tour on the same circuit. 1. Riding the wave of new interest in black entertainers brought on by the success of James Reese Europe...
  • Def Jam Records
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    Def Jam Records is the most dominant and successful record label in the music industry today. Def Jam lives and breathes by one rule: continuity, and the men behind the legendary label are: Kevin Liles, Lyor Cohen, and founder / CEO Russell Simmons are the brains and life behind the label. Def Jam is the home of many of raps greatest names like LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Jay-Z etc. these are the names and this the label that brought rap music to the mainstream without changing or sugar-coating anything...
  • Black Community Of Rap Music
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    Rap Music The following is an excerpt from Black Noise, a book written by Tricia Rose, that describes the importance and background of rap music in society. 'Rap music brings together a tangle of some of the most complex social, cultural, and political issues in contemporary American society. Rap's contradictory articulations are not signs of absent intellectual clarity; they are a common feature of community and popular cultural dialogues that always offer more than one cultural, social, or pol...
  • And Many Other Great Jazz Singers
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    Harlem Renaissance The Harlem renaissance was a time of creative ingenuity among blacks confined to the ghetto's of America by racism and an implied social class. In the Early 20's black's had progressed far enough along where some didn t need to work 16 hour days to make a living. This, coupled with the coming together of lots of blacks in ghetto's, the exposure of some blacks to European whites who weren t racist like American whites, combined to raise the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of bla...
  • White Music
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    "Rock and Roll is an economic thing", says "pop" singer Jo Stafford, quoted in Billboard, October 13, 1958. "Today's nine-to fourteen year old group is the first generation with enough money given to them by their parents to buy records in sufficient quantities to influence the market. In my youth if I asked my father for 45 cents to buy a record, he'd have thought seriously about having me committed". A teenager growing up in the prior to the end of WW II was forced to take life fairly seriousl...
  • Form Of African American Music
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    How does Black music and culture function as a part of American Popular culture? I think that the question suggests the enormity of the range and scope of the African-American experience in the New World over the last several hundred years and of his African ancestors before that. In order to address the question we must examine the nature of a couple of things. One of those is certainly what it is we mean when we say "Black" in the context of music and in the context of America and in the conte...
  • Support For Black Civil Rights
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    The 1960's were a time of major political and social change. These changes were primarily fuelled by the youth of the time. Their parents had come from life in both the great depression of the 1930's as well as World War II, and were on a whole more conservative than their children, a fact the younger generation did not like. In the early 60's the electronic media (Television and radio) became an important communication tool, as opposed to the largely print based media of previous decades. With ...

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