Essays Tagged: "African-American music"

African American Music.

African American MusicAfrican American Music By 1945, nearly everyone in the African American community had heard gos ... nearly everyone in the African American community had heard gospel music (2). At this time, gospel music was a sacred folk music with origins in field hollers, work songs, slave songs, Baptist lining ... songs, slave songs, Baptist lining hymns, and Negro spirituals. These songs that influenced gospel music were adapted and reworked into expressions of praise and thanks of the community. Although the ...

(25 pages) 231 2 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Brief Summary of the Harlem Renaissance.

gh it was primarily a literary movement, it was closely related to developments in African American music, theater, art, and politics.BEGINNINGSThe Harlem Renaissance emerged amid social and intellect ... s had begun a steady development just before the turn of the century. In the performing arts, black musical theater featured such accomplished artists as songwriter Bob Cole and composer J. Rosamond J ...

(7 pages) 375 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Histoy of the jazz age

iting and creative times in U.S. history. The history of the Jazz Age reflects the African American music that came out of the American South. There were many important musicians who became famous in ... , such as Duke Ellington. The Jazz Age made a big impact on other parts of American culture besides music, such as literature and painting. It also led to such important cultural changes as the Harlem ...

(3 pages) 197 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Harlem Renaisance: The Sable, Artistic Evolution

When literary critics characterized the Harlem Renaissance as an isolated uprising of African-American writers and musicians, they are boldly robbing the Harlem Renaissance of its signif ... since the transportation of Africans to America. This artistic revolution explicitly confirmed that African-Americans possessed the ability to create stylized works with a cultural favor. It was no wo ... at large. The Harlem Renaissance marked the first time that mainstream publishers and critics took African-American literature seriously. Although the movement was primarily typified as a literary mo ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Critical Essay on "Race Music" by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.

Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.'s book Race Music is an intensive study of African American music post World War II. The entire book is profound ... World War II. The entire book is profoundly informed by the author's experience as an accomplished musician, a cultural theorist and musical enthusiast. I have found very little to negatively critiqu ... lear of any cryptic language, despite the fact that the book is probably read mostly by scholars of music theory and African American studies (a point he later brings up).Race Music explores the globa ...

(15 pages) 101 0 4.6 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

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

Music has been defined by history. Musical developments depended on the changing environments and th ... nments and the people who undergo the changes at those times. These developments, such as slave era music to traditional ragtime music, are examples of music being used as tools to express culture. Wh ... ress culture. When the African Americans were brought to America as slaves, they also brought their musical culture overseas. They worked on plantations expressing themselves through work songs and fi ...

(5 pages) 38 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Black Talk

aders and it is good that they could find bonding through activities like singing. The black music enabled the African Americans to express themselves rather than having to write it down. In th ... ing rid of all of the tension is a pleasurable experience. Having the white man encourage the black music to improve their work made both happy. The blacks were able to have some sort of social life. ...

(2 pages) 597 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

African influence

The African-American influence has made a dominating impact in the history of music and today continues ... tions or just a way to communicate during work hours so the overseers wouldn’t get suspicious. African-Americans have used music to express themselves since early times. Gospel was created as a w ... s “swing jazz.” White music didn’t have that certain “flavor” or appeal to African-Americans. They needed something more up tempo, they weren’t satisfied with the “n ...

(4 pages) 33 0 4.2 Apr/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History