A Celebration of Black History through Music
From Spirituals to Hip-Hop
A perfect student introduction to the rich history of African American music & to demonstrate how it has influenced & shaped music around the world. Focuses on important musicians from a variety of musical styles & highlights how the roots of African American music can be traced -- from the slave songs of the 1700s, through Hip-Hop music of the 1970s & 80s. The included enhanced CD-ROM has recorded examples of the various music styles. A PowerPoint presentation reinforces the concepts that are presented.
Contents: Vocabulary Word Bank · Pre-Spirituals · Spirituals: Fisk University & the Jubilee Singers · The Blues: Robert Johnson, W. C. Handy · Gospel Music: Thomas Dorsey, Mahalila Jackson · Dixieland: Louis Armstrong · Big Band Swing: Duke Ellington · Bebop: Charles Parker, Dizzy Gillespie · Jazz-Rock: Miles Davis · Rock & Roll: Chubby Checker, Chuck Berry · Soul: James Brown, Aretha Franklin · Hip-hop: Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa · Reproducible Activities · Listening Quizzes · Discography · PowerPoint Slides · Answer Keys.