The block parties, graffiti art, rapping, disc jockeying and diverse forms of dancing built Hip Hop by the black youth. They expressed their feelings, thoughts, but most importantly the problems they had to face, which were related to their race, gender and social positions. The rights that were given to black people during and after the Civil Rights Movement left the following generations at a lack of how to continue the fight for black rights. Hip Hop gave them this platform and with the usage of black nationalism, Hip Hop can explore the challenges that confront American-Americans in the post-Civil Rights Movement era. In the 1990’s Hip Hop lived its prime, sub genres started to appear and famous groups, MCs led the whole community, providing a voice to a group of people trying to deliver their message.
The precise origins of each jazz - blues are quite covered. This can be the result of economic condition of the musicians and the undeniable fact that few realized the importance of the music until it had evolved into its trend. Both jazz - blues, however, can trace their heritage to African-American spirituals and the work songs that were sung by slaves within the fields.
This artistic movement included creative explosions in the areas of literature, poetry, dance, and music. Fifty-five years after the abolishment of slavery, descendants of former slaves move their families up north, attracted by the industrial economy and new cities. This great movement of people is most commonly known as The Great Migration. African Americans who move to the north no longer have to live the lives of poor agriculturalist, but can now move up in social stature. The concept of moving up in social ranks amongst black people introduces the statuses of the folk, the bourgeois, and the proletarians, to African American society and literature.
had the unique skill to merge genre’s together and form something that was entirely different and new for the generation, and which led to other generations to merge other genres. Presley’s inspiration of genres was greatly impacted by the African American culture; however, brought his country-side to his music, which is what gave his music his own creative sound. He was the first artist to basically merge black and white music together, and widening his fan base. Elvis Presley not only changed the way entertainers performed, he also changed the way it was marketed. Teenage fans were soon to be seen as important consumers of goods, who bought products like records, tickets to concerts, and movies.
Culture is the perception and interpretations of the elements, symbols and values by members of a group, and how they are distinguished from another group in a society (Banks, J.A, Banks & McGee, 1989). Culture appropriation, based on Young (2015), is the adoption and appreciation of the aspects of a culture by the people from another culture. Dreadlocks, locs, or locks have been closely associated to the African culture as a symbolism of freedom and strength. In recent years, dreadlocks are being increasingly appropriated by the whites, and this has caused an uproar among the blacks. However, I believe that culture appropriation may not be as negative as how they have pointed it out to be.
The colonization can be traced back to the slave trade era in the mid-1500s (Rodrigues 1965). Brazilian music traditions have been influenced from traditional African instruments, pattern of dancing, rhythm (Rivera 2001). Samba music, popular around the world, is a direct heir of African music called Afro-Brazilian music (Advameg, Countries and their cultures
The Harlem Renaissance had many sources in black culture, originally of the United States and the Caribbean. As its capital harlem was a role model for artistic experimentation and a popular site. Its location helped give the “New Negroes” guidance and opportunities for publication they couldn't find anywhere else . Harlem is located just north of central park, it was a formerly white residential district, but by the early 1920s it was becoming a black city of Manhattan. New York City had an extraordinarily diverse and decentred black social world in which no one group could monopolize cultural authority.
Additionally, it had a revitalizing influence for African Americans to develop race pride; giving such a prestige to their work affected African Americans in a manner of desiring to reconnect with their unwanted African heritage. By incorporating Jazz and Blues to the movement, the Harlem Renaissance attracted the fascination of white people, mixing up their cultures and societies, providing opportunities for interracial couples to share more than dances, and although at some point it contributed to an evident decrease of racist outlooks
Music was a critical part in the U. S civil rights movement, as it 's for social movements around the world. Freedom songs gave African-American people, new courage and a sense of unity. Suzanne Smith, author of "Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit" stated that "Singing in a group helps remind people that they are not alone." Often songs within the movement were subjects by events that occurred within that era such as, Aretha Franklin "Respect," Blue Mitchell "March on Selma" and Bob Marley "Redemption Song."
Ragtime was the precursor of the jazz. The difference between ragtime and jazz was that ragtime was played by the sheet music, whereas jazz focused the improvisation of the solo. Jazz can be said to arise from the black brass bands of New Orleans. The first black bands are modeled after the band of white, but the performances gradually began to show the black unique sense, such as marches and ragtime. Trumpeter Buddy Bolden was one of the leading jazz musicians.
The “hood” bore the hip-hop culture that incorporated ethnicity, art, and politics, and encompassed more than just music; it was a way of expressing the issues of the racist society. The rap music, sharing its root with other forms of traditional African-American music, bore artists like N.W.A. who documented these secular problems through their records. “They wanted to talk about what they were going through, seeing” and have transformed the way of delivering messages (NPR). In conclusion, the post-black era bred improved diversity and complex identity in African-American culture.