Descriptive Essay On Black History

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Blues, Jazz, and Barbeque Black History Month Celebration On February 2nd, the Rubenstein pavilion of Palm Beach State College’s Eissey Campus was home to a jazz concert in celebration of Black History Month. The rich smell of barbeque permeated the air while students and faculty alike lined up for a taste of New Orleans pulled pork and baked beans. Rows of folding chairs facing the set began to fill with interested passersby and jazz enthusiasts. Indistinguishable chatter and the musical preparation of the band forbid even a moment of silence. In the time when music was not playing, the hosts of the event would share achievements in black history. Once the band had begun playing, most eyes had been lent to them, but the bustle of college students…show more content…
Her hair was large and beautiful; it was dark by nature but had been lightly kissed by sunlight. In the sun, the jewels of her dress would shine and dance upon the ground as the moonlight shimmers on water. Her voice was deep, powerful, and beautiful. Never was there a moment where she struggled to project her voice to the audience or to hit any note. The band played an assortment of blues and jazz songs, from classic to modern. While not all songs were identified, a handful were recognizable. The band covered “You Are So Beautiful,” original recorded in 1974 and written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher, and Dennis Wilson, as well as a cover of “Ain’t Nobody,” a 1983 song recorded by the band “Rufus” and Chaka Khan. Overall, this performance was extremely enjoyable. Each member was able to masterfully play their instrument and as a band they worked well together. The songs they covered turned out extremely well and felt on par with the originals. However, in their cover of “You Are So Beautiful,” sung by the keyboardist, his voice felt out of place, or maybe off tempo. During this song, the chatter of the audience was the strongest, so it seems the feeling of low interest was largely mutual. This was the only song they played which hadn’t felt very good to listen
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