When thinking about the Historical account of Black Americans, it is a past filled with hope, pain, death, and love.
As I thought about the Black History Project I would write about for 2020, I decided on music. I wanted to look at all the genres Classical, Gospel, Jazz, RagTime, etc. However, as I moved through the styles, it became clear that there are sub-categories, on top of sub-categories, and needless to say, gradually, I became overwhelmed.
I notice the music artist crossed paths with one another, especially during the 1920s, 1930s,1940s and on, and on. For the most part, they supported and worked to help one another in their musical achievements while facing the hardness of racial equality.
Most of the artists come with a background washed in the music of their life in the Church. Often, they sung in clubs on Saturday night and in the church choir on Sunday morning.
This Black History project is the hardest project I’ve done. So, I concluded I would highlight the musician, singers, etc. said to be the parent (of a particular music genre) and maybe a couple whose path crossed and worked closely together for a while.
The following Genres will be published during February. There are so many artists I would love to bring to the forefront, but I would not do them justice. I will try to tell you where you can find more information than I’m able to cover accurately.
The Genres covered will be:
Classical music by Black musicians
The project will start with an article written by John H. Hudson. “The impact of African-American music on American culture.” John is a longtime friend, author, and Executive Coach. He is also the first male invited to write for Darlene J. Harris
I am privileged when people from my past are willing to contribute to the projects I published. Friends are important to me and John is one of those friends.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the 2020 Black History Project.
As always, it is my pleasure to be in your presence.
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