Posts Tagged ‘ Black Music ’

What’s Going On: War- Iraq and Afghanistan

June 27, 2010
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In order to achieve real action, you must yourself be a living part of Africa and of her thought; you must be an element of that popular energy which is entirely called forth for the freeing, the progress, and the happiness of Africa. There is no place outside that firth for the artist or...
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Three Songs Which Inspired and Informed the Black Freedom Struggle

June 7, 2010
Three Songs Which Inspired and Informed the Black Freedom Struggle

“To take part in the African revolution it is not enough to write a revolutionary song; you must fashion the revolution with the people. And if you fashion it with the people, the songs will come by themselves and of themselves.” Sekou Toure, President Guinea The 1960s freedom struggle was reaffirmation of Sekou Toure...
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Black Music Month

June 1, 2010
Black Music Month

Proclamation 8389 – African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2009 June 2, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The legacy of African-American composers, singers, songwriters, and musicians is an indelible piece of our Nation’s culture. Generations of African Americans have carried forward the musical traditions of their forebears, blending old...
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Freedom Songs and the Civil Rights Movement

April 25, 2010
Freedom Songs and the Civil Rights Movement

The freedom songs, lifted from the African American spirituals songs, helped to inspire and transform ordinary black people and their multiracial allies into a moral and social force, commonly known as the Civil Rights Movement. This movement, aided by the freedom songs, changed the structure and character of American society that may never be...
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Saluting Black Music

July 23, 2009

Hip Hop changed the landscape of popular music in America and indeed the world. As a new form of expression, Hip Hop spoke initially to a generation of African Americans who were alienated from mainstream America. It is now America’s dominant form of popular music. We conclude our salute to Black Music with a...
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Black Music:The Beat Goes On

July 18, 2009

The unexpected death of Michael Jackson and the attendant outpouring of grief disrupted our tribute to Black History Month. We are resuming the salute with James Brown and Prince and will conclude with a salute to Hip Hop. James Brown: Reinventing American Popular Music James Brown, known as “The Godfather of Soul, is recognized...
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