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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) - Hip Hop

2/7/2016
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Inspired by Jamaican musicians mixing recorded tracks (dubbing) and talking over the music (known as toasting in Jamaica), African-American DJs in the Bronx created this global musical form. Hip-hop artists appropriated the fading technology of the turntable for “sampling” and “scratching” at about the same time that vinyl records were giving way to digital formats. Hip hop music carries within it memories of jazz, soul, R&B and other musical forms — and with them, memories of African...

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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) - Listen To Rock

2/7/2016
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Originating in the mid 1950s, rock combines rhythm and blues, gospel, and country and western music. Emanating from artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and Buddy Holly, rock reached across ethnic and national divides to achieve immense popularity in musicians like Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. The folk rock of Bob Dylan, the hard rock of Jefferson Airplane, and the acid rock of Jimi Hendrix suggest the range of styles that evolved.

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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) - Listen To Later Rhythm & Blues

2/7/2016
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The immense popularity of R&B in the 1950s among American youth gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll. New styles of R&B, including “disco” and “funk”, emerged in the 1970s. R&B continued to influence international popular music throughout the latter part of the 20th century.

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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) - Listen To Early Rhythm & Blues

2/7/2016
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Rhythm and blues combines jazz riffs with the lyrical content and format of blues to create a genre whose most prominent feature is its engaging dance rhythm. It began in the early 1940s with the “jump band” combo of saxophonist Louis Jordan and continued with the “Doo Wop” singing groups of the 1950s. Influenced by the gospel music artistry of Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin in the mid 1950s and the emotional intensity of James Brown in the 1960s, R&B evolved into “soul music.”

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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) - Listen To Gospel Music

2/7/2016
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Growing out of the spiritual tradition, gospel music is an emotional outpouring and affirmation of hope and spiritual belief. It is performed by vocal soloists, small groups, choirs, and instrumental groups, often in church. Thomas A. Dorsey, composer and pianist, is known as the “father of the gospel song.” Its joyous, pulsating rhythms and sometimes somber but intense feelings underlie what has become known as “soul” music.

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Afrobeat, Afropop, & Afrofunk (Special Podcast)

9/21/2015
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Hear Afropop and Afrobeat music from West Africa and elsewhere on this New Sounds, including new music from Malian desert-blues queen Khaira Arby, recent music from Afrobeat band Antibalas, and Mandinka pop from the re-united Malian supergroup from the 1960’s and 1970’s, Les Ambassadeurs. Afrobeat music is a complex combination of Nigerian and Ghanaian highlife music, jazz and funk, some psychedelic rock, and traditional West African rhythms, usually played by a larger bandwith...

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Sly Stone Pt.2 | EP#39

8/31/2015
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Jasper discusses the rise & prime years of legendary recording artist Sly Stone.

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Darren Watson: The Blues

3/10/2015
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Upbeat blues contributor looks at the work of blues legend Robert Johnson.

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Miles Davis Night At Tula's

5/31/2014
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Miles Davis is still one of the most influential figures in jazz, even after more than twenty years since his death (1991). On what would have been his...

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Cradle Of Black Pride: Haiti, Dominican Republic And The Music In Between

2/12/2014
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Alt.Latino continues its Black History Month coverage by exploring the nations' complicated history.

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