“In the process, it introduced white New Yorkers to to black music, theatre and entertainment and helped generated the white fascination with Harlem and the African American arts that was so much a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Shuffle Along also bought jazz to Broadway.” (Wintz 2015) After the war, black music such as jazz and blues became progressively liked within the black and white
The most prolific writer of the Harlem Renaissance was Langston Hughes. Hughes cast off the influences of white poets and wrote with the rhythmic meter of blues and jazz. Claude McKay urged African Americans to stand up for their rights in his powerful verses. Jean Toomer wrote plays and short stories, as well as poems, to capture the spirit of his times. Zora Neale Hurston was noticed quickly with her moving novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
The Harlem Renaissance was of the embracing of literary, musical, theatrical, and visual arts it was set apart for whites. Many of Hughes writings were derived from the African American culture and the struggles of their society. The infusion of jazz into his writings created a positive stain in the community. One of Hughes biggest writings was of “The Weary Blue,” which was one of the original Jazz infused poetry. Many of Hughs writings envolved societal culture issues.
An other reason for this was his incredible improvisational skill, which allowed him to provide an audience with endless fascination. Before Armstrong left his fingerprints all over jazz, it was more so an organization of musicians who would perform their own part in a perfected script of set musical notes, so when he did finally come along it was a great shock to everyone’s past idea of jazz music Though he was generally noted for his contribution to jazz, Armstrong also played a significant role in the evolution of pop music entertainment in America. -Scott yanowEarly on in his career, he showcased an almost equally unique ability to his trumpet playing, his singing. Right off the bat Louis undeniably raspy voice set him apart from all other singers.
The nonet was his chance to prove himself to the jazz community, Davis at the time was not as established as many of the other musicians of the cool jazz movement and he was determined to change that. It was during this time Davis forged a working relationship with arranger Gil Evans, Evans and Davis work on few albums together. Both men had a relationship that was like magic; they worked together to release the album, Birth of Cool, in 1954. This album was responsible for drawing attention to the cool jazz movement and influencing the future of the movement. Davis at the time of the cool jazz movement was gripped by heroin addiction and much of his music influenced by the addiction; Davis made the decision to quit the drug and come back a new man.
The Roaring Twenties was a time for people to make their dreams come true and for people to try new things. This included three childhood best friends, Paul Mares, George Brunis, and Leon Roppolo, who created one of the most influential jazz bands of the early to mid 1920s (Yanow). It all started with them in a jazz venue located in the basement of Friar’s Inn in Chicago that what was popular for gangsters, businessmen, and just regular people who loved jazz. ( "Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Over time their group slowly grew into a larger orchestra.
Through an extensive reference to recent social history and cultural studies pieces of literature, Eric Lott seeks to examine the role played by the blackface minstrel show during the prevalent political struggles that essentially saw the start of the civil war. In this account, Lott paints an image of the blackface minstrel as a show that primarily appropriated black dialect music and dance. In a similar regard, the show is perceived as one that, at some point applauded the black culture but unfortunately, and in an ironic manner, the show contributed to what was famously known as “blackening of America.” Additionally, through the content of his literary work, and reference to the blackface minstrel, Lott gives a novel interpretation of the very first and popularly renowned form of the 19th-century entertainment (Lott).
He writes, “The Negro said: “We can’t go downtown and sit and stare at you in your clubs While whites got the pleasure to enjoy everything that was offered to them, Negros had the deal with other end of frustrating place of unfairness. Hughes also feels that people made it seem like Negros were given opportunities (“Langston Hughes and Alain Locke’s Harlem Renaissance; African American Black Renaissance Harlem Poetry”). With trends toward interdisciplinary, internationalist, and cross-race scholarship dominating American studies at the end of the twentieth century, subsequent work attends to the journalists, sociologists, historians, and performance artists who were often financed by the patrons, prizes, and grants that have been analyzed only as they affected literary work (“Harlem Renaissance – Credo
Langston Hughes: Harlem Aberration vs. “The American Dream” America was enveloped with the positive, energetic aura of the American Dream during the 1920s. Immigrants from other countries worked tirelessly so they could get a piece of this time of prosperity. The downside to the American Dream was the continued segregation of whites and the other minorities present in America. Langston Hughes, a prominent black figure at this time, voiced his dismay for the dream by realistically conveying the unattainable dream for minorities.
Rap is a very popular music genre that originated in West Africa and the Caribbean. These musicians would tell stories rhythmically, accompanied by drums, to compose a musical piece for entertainment. When Africans were traded over to America as slaves, they sung song’s rhythmically to send messages to others; these messages would be used to help other slaves escape and find freedom (Deirde 330). Rap gained its popularity in America during the 1970’s. It was very popular among the African American youth, gangsters in particular.
America brought forth the music class, jazz, yet Paris was the first to hail it as a craftsmanship. War-weary and hungry for diversion, the citizens in the 1920s and 1930s embraced this new musical form. Performers such as outcast creators, cutting edge experts, flappers, and socialites focalized on the clubs and men 's clubs where jazz ruled. As jazz advanced, it got to be connected with current developments in expressions of the human experience and acclaimed as the sound of the twentieth century. Paris respected the United States infantry groups that played all through Europe amid World War I.
Being inside the music: Plato the famous greek philosopher stated, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Plato was a very smart man who made many amazing observations and statements in his life. This quote is no exception.
This music style had shaped the future of those in the 1950’s setting a platform of the music to come. Rock and Roll couldn’t have taken flight without the popular artist of the time including the widely known “King of Rock” Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and many more bands from England and America. Rock and Roll transformed society in the 1950’s causing a separation in tradition from the older generation and the newer generation known as the “Beat Generation”, according to website ushistory.org. It received its name from the style of the music and the newly formed dance moves arising.
“The Big Easy” Beyond Bourbon Street The Big Easy, Queen of the South, the Crescent City, all of these are nicknames of the city we all know as New Orleans. A city so rich in the hearts and souls of its people that not even the negative reputation of Bourbon Street nor the hurricane force winds of hurricane Katrina was enough to bring it down. Beyond the negative reputation that Bourbon Street brings, New Orleans is a city with charm, hospitality, beauty, world-famous cuisine, and music to inspire any musician. When people think of the French Quarter they think mostly of Bourbon Street: the bars, strip clubs, and the endless partying.