African American religious music is the foundation of all contemporary forms of so called “black music.” African American religious music has been a fundamental part of the black experience in this country. This common staple of the African American experience can be traced back to the cruel system of slavery. It then evolved into what we refer to today as gospel music. The goal of this paper is to answer three main questions. What are the origins of African American religious music? How did this musical
Music is an important aspect of every society. Music can tell stories, release emotions, build bridges and break down barriers, but above all music is entertaining. There are various forms of music but not many have as rich a history as gospel music. The importance of gospel music has been relevant in American music for more than a century and its importance to society is still relevant to this day (See Appendix A). Gospel music helped slaves escape to freedom and paved
Gospel music was birthed to this world by a man named Thomas A. Dorsey, born in Atlanta in 1899 and moved to Chicago as a teen. If it wasn’t for the tragedies that he faced, we would not have this glorious sound of music upon us today. While on tour with Ma Rainey, he was informed that his wife, and child, had passed away during childbirth. “My wife died, and the baby died, and I had my life’s hope in the baby. I lost quite a bit of trust. I lost a lot of confidence in the Lord or somebody. It was
Gospel Music Gospel music began in the cotton fields of the old south. It originates from slaves singing songs of freedom about Jesus and has integrated into today’s music. Gospel music is a standard version of sanctified music that has encouraged Christian beliefs and stimulated the practice of Christian ethical principles, both inside the context of worship services and as music entertainment. Gospel music began with Thomas A. Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music. Gospel, mean "good news," it was
Music is a way of expression. A way to convey thoughts and feelings while getting a message or messages across. I grew up in the Baptist church singing gospel and Christian music in the choir, but I also became interested in hip-hop and R&B music over the past decade. Typically, some people say those genres cannot mix with our lifestyles of today and that might be true. However, the way hip-hop has been used in recent years makes me and others wonder about how it is affecting the people of the
movement was rivaling even the Harlem renaissance of New York City, even though it did not receive as much notoriety. Chicago has evolved into one of the most prominent music capitals of America. The 1920s for Chicago proved to be a home if not the birthplace of Soul, Blues, the rising of Jazz, and gospel music. Throughout the years music really did become apparent as the heart and soul of the city. African American musicians were able to rise up into the spotlight. Not only were they able to rise up
The History of Music In this essay I will be identifying, explaining, and evaluating the history of Music whilst involving references to musical examples. The four main sections I will be evaluating are; * The origins of popular music * The styles and characteristics of popular music since 1950 * The role of at least four different leading artists/producers * The impact on instrument and recording, of the musical applications of technology.
Ray Charles Ray Charles was a revolutionary pianist and a soul singer who helped shape the sound of rhythm and blues. He brought a soulful sound to everything from country music to pop standards to “God Bless America.” His birth name was Ray Charles Robinson, but he shortened it when he entered show business to avoid confusion with the famous boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. I chose Ray Charles as the topic for my paper after seeing the movie Ray. After viewing this film I realized that there
Gospel Music By 1945, 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 hymns, and Negro spirituals. These songs that influenced gospel music were adapted and reworked into expressions of praise and thanks of the community.