Essays Tagged: "Spirituals"

The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America

ype of slave music was the spiritual, which has its roots in Protestant hymns taught to the slaves. Spirituals were 'long thought to be the spontaneous creation of African-American slaves and the only ... e the spontaneous creation of African-American slaves and the only original folk music of the U.S.' Spirituals told tales of suffering and struggle, but these true meanings were often hidden. An examp ...

(4 pages) 246 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, the play that became "a black musical"

the dismal revivals of 'Shuffle Along' and 'Blackbirds'. Black dramas with music, and particularly spirituals, remained in fashion. 'The Green Pastures' is the best known example of this trend. As dr ... reviews. Not all black critics were happy, however. The predominance of superstition, gambling, and spirituals seemed to come from stereotypes that were common in white plays about black life that had ...

(8 pages) 112 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Influence of African American Oratory on Later Literature

is later published concerning the struggle the slaves faced. The proverbs, folk cries, work songs, spirituals, and folk tales give us a better understanding of the literature that is later developed. ... n all early slave literature is the reference to the plight of the Jews, who faced similar bondage. Spirituals such as "Go Down, Moses" tell of the enslavement of the Jews that the slaves feel connect ...

(3 pages) 117 3 1.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This piece is regarding a class discussion in regards to the African American Sermonic Tradition. It is simply my point of view on it.

who suffered (non-African Americans).More over, I like to compare this to last week's reading. In "Spirituals," the author has a piece, which is a song, titled "Oh, Freedom!" In this piece, the Afric ... d thank him or her for all that he/she has done for them and for the overall society. Likewise, the Spirituals, although sung, they were songs to praise and worship God and also thank him/her for a be ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

It's about songs that were sung by african americans back in the 19th century. they were slave songs that helped africn americans to communicate

SpiritualsSpirituals were made by a communal group interaction within a church, not written by one a ... irituals were made by a communal group interaction within a church, not written by one author. Most spirituals are based from the Old Testament. The heroes in biblical stories gave the slaves hope tha ... ld Testament. The heroes in biblical stories gave the slaves hope that god would save them. Slave's spirituals expressed the slave's daily life such as their sorrows, inspirations, coded messages to e ...

(7 pages) 73 0 2.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America

type ofslave music was the spiritual, which has its roots in Protestant hymns taught tothe slaves. Spirituals were "long thought to be the spontaneous creation ofAfrican-American slaves and the only ... be the spontaneous creation ofAfrican-American slaves and the only original folk music of the U.S."Spirituals told tales of suffering and struggle, but these true meanings wereoften hidden. An exampl ...

(4 pages) 67 0 2.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Divation

Negro SpiritualsSpirituals, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African ... ic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply emotional song. Spirituals are really the most characteristic product of the race genius yet in America. However, th ... ssive of the Negro make them at the same time deeply representative of the soil that produced them. Spirituals were long thought to be the only original folk music of the United States, and research i ...

(6 pages) 43 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Brief History of Jazz

isted in at least primitive forms for 20 years before that. Influenced by classical music, marches, spirituals, work songs, ragtime, blues and the popular music of the period, jazz was already a disti ...

(8 pages) 177 0 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The musical development from slave era music to traditional ragtime music.

essing themselves through work songs and field hollers, which eventually initiated the emergence of spirituals, minstrelsy, and coon songs. This introduction of a new musical culture to America and th ... read in the plantation fields, but it also was passed onto the musical development of the religious spirituals.The African American spiritual provides an excellent example of how African cultural memo ...

(5 pages) 38 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Cultural Diffusion of African Music into American Music from the Time of the Slave Trade (time period: early 17th century to modern day)

tributed to American music.The next major cultural assimilation is the apparent growth of the slave Spirituals and a newly found faith. The largest and most affective religious movement was the Second ... pts and images to learn the biblical teachings, the concepts they learned became the basis for many Spirituals. Many religious slave owners felt a duty to baptize their slaves into their own religion ...

(11 pages) 78 0 3.7 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Impassioned Desire For Freedom

philosophy can be found in Charlie Reilly's historical collection "Ballads and Ballasts." The spirituals were not just simple Christian songs vocalized by slaves after white religious sermons. T ... the impassioned desire for freedom felt by the Negroes, as a direct result of being in bondage. The spirituals held a clandestine code wailing for freedom that, at the time, only the Negro slaves coul ...

(2 pages) 330 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Counterculture African Slaves Created, And How It Shaped America.

unterculture that contributed greatly to the development of America.I. Music A. Protestant Hymns B. Spirituals 1. Gospel Train C. Historical Contributions II. Religion A. Beliefs prior to slavery 1. G ... hese musical songs were called work songs, calls, field and street cries, hollers, rhyme songs, and spirituals. (African American Music) These songs told tales of suffering and struggle, but these tru ...

(5 pages) 34 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Existence, Identity, God, And Love

d theme, is apparent in several artistic mediums, especially African American and German. Lyrics of spirituals such as, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, so far away from home address the very ... l three of these examples point out the necessity of relationships in the construction of identity. Spirituals confirm the singer's existence by stating the singers relationship and identification wit ...

(7 pages) 18 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Musical Chairs

egan emerging through the spiritual songs of African slaves in the southern American states. These spirituals were used to keep time while the slaves were bound together for work and transport, thus ... nsport, thus avoiding taking a wrong step or making an incorrect movement and injuring each other. Spirituals sometimes contained messages, which could be used as escape instructions passed easily du ...

(4 pages) 11 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Introduction of Christianity to Natives

first meeting between Christians and non-Christians. The Native Americans had their religions with spirituals and other things, while the Europeans fixed their identities within the frameworks of spe ...

(1 pages) 333 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Gospel Music

merican folk music, marked by strong rhythms and elaborated refrains, and incorporating elements of spirituals, blues, and jazz. There are several subgenres of gospel. One is urban contemporary gospel ... rational country.Many say that gospel music sprung from African-American Southern gospel choirs and spirituals in the early part of the 20th century. It spread through song publishing, concerts, recor ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies