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James H. Cone's The Spirituals and the Blues

- James H. Cone's The Spirituals and the Blues The book, The Spirituals and the Blues, by James H. Cone, illustrates how the slave spirituals and the blues reflected the struggle for black survival under the harsh reality of slavery and segregation. The spirituals are historical songs which speak out about the rupture of black lives in a religious sense, telling us about people in a land of bondage, and what they did to stay united and somehow fight back. The blues are somewhat different from in the spirituals in that they depict the secular aspect of black life during times of oppression and the capacity to survive....   [tags: Book Report Cone Spirituals Blues Essays]

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A Tradition of Spirituals

- A Tradition of Spirituals Origin of Spirituals A Look at Prominent Composers and Performers Including Literary Analysis of Spirituals: Wade In the Water Summertime Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen Deep River Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child I Want Jesus To Walk With Me Spirituals: Age to Age Origin of Spirituals African American spirituals are one mode through which the melodies and rhythms of Africa found their way to America. Spirituals arose out of the songs the slaves would sing working in the fields on the plantations....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Negro Spirituals

- Negro Spirituals Spirituals, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The African-American spiritual, characterized by syncopation, polyrhythmic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply emotional song. Spirituals are really the most characteristic product of the race genius as yet in America. But the very elements which make them uniquely expressive of the Negro make them at the same time deeply representative of the soil that produced them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Negro Spirituals

- Humans from the coast of West Africa arrived to the New World as slaves. Stripped of everything familiar, they brought with them their traditional ways of using music to record historic events, expressions, and to accompany rituals. While toiling in the tobacco fields of Virginia, slaves were not permitted to speak to each other. So, they resorted to their African tradition. They sang. Today, these lyrics have crossed barriers and are sung in many churches across America as spirituals. However, such songs as Wade in the Water, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, and Follow the Drinking Gourd, were once used as an important tool of survival by the slaves of the antebellum era....   [tags: African American Culture]

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The Impact of Negro Spirituals on Today's Music

- The Impact of Negro Spirituals on Today's Music I believe that it would be difficult for someone to make the argument that Negro spirituals have not been influential in the field of music, much less the realm of gospel music today. However, church members often do not make the time to reflect on the heritage of a hymn or song to realize the meaning that the particular piece has carried with it through the decades, even centuries. With this in mind, I am going to look at the history of the Negro spiritual and then at specific hymns in the 1991 Baptist Hymnal, published by Convention Press, to see just what impact the Negro spiritual has had on today's church music....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Music Is Enhanced By Gospel Music

- Music is enhanced by gospel music in several ways. Some might say the meaning in the song or the lyrics enhance/s it. Others might say the melody and the beat enhance it. Few others might say that the cross culture of the music enhance it. But everyone has their own meaning of music enhancing their lives. In this paper I will explain how music is enhanced by gospel music and I will give a repoire of how a certain artist has more than usual enhanced my life through his God-filled/ gospel music. The meaning normally enhances it in three ways....   [tags: The Spirituals, Urban Missionary]

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Spiritual Power: Emic and Etic Perspectives

- Shamanistic healing is a special practice mainly of the people in Asia. The commentary presented by Yer Moua Xiong is written from a first person perspective to aid in the process of immersing oneself in the culture, and understanding truly what shamanism is all about. One central belief of the Shamans is the ability for the human soul to drift and wander, or even become lost from its host (Xiong 2003: 183). The body can host many souls, of which all can wander or be lost forever from a physical limb or organ detachment from the body (lecture, 1/25)....   [tags: Spiritual Healing]

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Spirituality And The Spiritual Life

- Spirituality, is a concept that everyone in the world takes part in whether they are fully aware of it or not. Personally, I have always considered myself to be a spiritual person; however, I never realized that spirituality does not necessarily have to be part of a religion. I considered myself spiritual because I consistently attended church on Sunday mornings, bible study on Wednesday nights, and youth group activities throughout the weeks. My sense of spirituality has always involved religion of some sort until coming to college....   [tags: Meditation, Spirituality, Spiritual practice]

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Spiritual Formation: A Lifetime Journey

- Spiritual formation is a process that morphs as we grow and change. There is no one singular correct path this type of journey takes because each journey is as individual as the person who is experiencing it. Most obvious, the journey will be different from those who identify as religious and those who do not and will diversify with in each category. For example, the spiritual journey a Buddhist takes will be different from that of a believer in Judaism or Christianity. In fact, the journey will continue to diversify between Christians, male and female, age groups, even by demographic location....   [tags: Spiritual Journeys, Religion, Christianity, Jews]

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Your Spiritual Jouney

- If you ask yourself the questions like Who am I, and what is the purpose of my life persistently, then it is an indication that time has come to head start your spiritual journey, and you have ripened enough emotionally and spiritually to partake this path. Whether you are going to make it till the end is not really important, the most significant point is your choice of treading this pathway. You may have to overcome many hurdles in this lane, but once the choice is made then there is no going back, and interestingly, you are not going to lose anything, it is a win -win situation both ways....   [tags: chakra, pathway, spiritual]

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