black music

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: music - music created by African-American musiciansblack music - music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
soul - a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s; "soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement"
rap music, hip-hop, rap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
R and B, rhythm and blues - a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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The AAAMC in its work also supports the research of scholars, students, and the general public worldwide by providing access to holdings which include oral histories, photographs, musical and print manuscripts, audio and video recordings, educational broadcast programs, and the personal papers of individuals and organizations concerned with Black music.
James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners", Ed Pavlic (Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia) offers an unconventional, lyrical, and accessible meditation on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin and their relationship to the lyric tradition in black music, from gospel and blues to jazz and R&B.
But for Moby, this love of black music leads to a sadly misguided attempt to talk and sound black: "the style cobbled (with unquestionably sincere intentions of tribute) from the discarded materials of rap records, Grady Tate on Sanford and Son, a touch of Martin Lawrence, and then at the core, something really questionable, maybe Morgan Freeman as Easy Reader on The Electric Company.
The song was produced by Niva's production company at new black music.
WHILE IT IS APPARENT to many of us that a transformation in black consciousness is taking place throughout the political, social and cultural framework of the United States, it is not always clear, the relationship which black music has to that transformation.
It sets out to show how Prince revolutionised the perception of black music in the 1980s, melding funk and soul with hip-hop, rock, pop and even psychedelic influences.
Spellman, he co- edited the important Black Arts magazine The Cricket: Black Music in Evolution (1968- 69).
THE HEADY days of Liverpool's black music scene in the early 1970s will be captured in a new documentary about the legendary Timepiece club.
Cultural codes; makings of a Black music philosophy; an interpretive history from spirituals to hip hop.
Thinking Outside the Box: "The intention is to broaden people's perspective of what to expect from black music, or at least what people call 'black music.
THIS BUSINESS OF URBAN MUSIC is the first book to focus on the legal aspects of making black music and is an offshoot of the popular THIS BUSINESS OF MUSIC that covered the entire music industry.
If you are old enough, you might be familiar with rocker Screamin' Jay Hawkins' Black Music For White People album, which featured the 1956 hit "I Put A Spell On You.