A Journey of Discovery
OnAfrican American Music’s insightful content illuminates the music and cultural connections of Black music from the 1600s to the present, embodied in its multiple genres, both secular and religious, such as plantation songs, folk spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, freedom songs, hip-hop, and neo-soul, as it explores the historical depth and profound impact of this music in the United States and the world.
African American culture has shaped music in the USA. In turn, music in the USA has shaped African American music.
This work explores Black music traditions and cultural values reflected in its multiple genres, plus the unique contributions of many notable figures throughout its history.
- Table of Contents
- Unit Videos
Table Of Contents
- The Key Characteristics of West and Central African Music 1
- Railroad Work Songs
- Spiritual Art Songs: Harry Thacker Burleigh
- Protest Songs
- Stylistic Similarities between Funk Music and Other Genres
- Black Musical Influences on Christian Rap 1
OnAfrican American Music