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  • Negro Spirituals

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    Negro Spirituals Spirituals, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The African-American spiritual, characterized by syncopation, polyrhythmic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply emotional song. Spirituals are really the most characteristic product of the race genius as yet in America. But the very elements which make them uniquely expressive of the Negro make them

  • Essay on Negro Spirituals

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    Negro Spirituals Spirituals, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The African-American spiritual, characterized by syncopation, polyrhythmic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply emotional song. Spirituals are really the most characteristic product of the race genius as yet in America. But the very elements which make them uniquely expressive of the Negro make them

  • The Impact of Negro Spirituals on Today's Music Essay

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    The Impact of Negro Spirituals on Today's Music I believe that it would be difficult for someone to make the argument that Negro spirituals have not been influential in the field of music, much less the realm of gospel music today. However, church members often do not make the time to reflect on the heritage of a hymn or song to realize the meaning that the particular piece has carried with it through the decades, even centuries. With this in mind, I am going to look at the history of

  • Negro Spirituals

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    Today, these lyrics have crossed barriers and are sung in many churches across America as spirituals. However, such songs as Wade in the Water, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, and Follow the Drinking Gourd, were once used as an important tool of survival by the slaves of the antebellum era. The content of many Negro spirituals consisted of a religious

  • Negro Spiritual Celebration Essay

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    7th Annual Celebration of the Negro Spirituals 7th annual Negro spirituals were the event I attend, the event took place in Nicholls state university February 10th at 7:30pm in Mary and Al Danos Theater / Talbot hall. We Celebrate “black history month” because back in 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson wanted to honor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Birthday. The event had about 100-150 that attended. Opening of the celebration was by Dr. Shane Anderson, chair, department of music, Nicholls state

  • What Is Joe Carter The Legacy Of Negro Spiritual

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    Tippett "The Legacy of Negro Spiritual," Joe Carter describes how the spiritual proceed to have an extraordinary relationship to the African-American community, not as a traditional artifact but as an existing integrity. Joe Carter was an artist and performed for more than 25 years in opera and musical theater. He composed the folk music of many practices. Carter introduced spiritual to many people around the world. In the interview, Krista Tippett defines the African American spiritual as the origin of

  • Kellie P. Tindley. Professor Tavel. March 07, 2017. English

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    Those Spiritual Secrets “My music is not for everyone. It’s only for the strong-willed, the (street) soldiers music. It’s not like party music-I mean, you could gig to it, but it’s spiritual. My music is spiritual. It’s like Negro spirituals, except for the fact that I’m saying ‘We shall overcome.’ I’m saying that we are overcome. -Tupac Shakur- As of 2017 we are 152 years free of slavery in America. But, that doesn’t mean that mentally we as a people aren’t still singing through spirituals. There

  • Dreams As A Mode Of Freedom

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    far back as the Negro Spirituals during the time of slavery. While the motif of dreams is used far and wide in African American literature, it is in no way a static matter, but rather a dynamic entity that writers internalize and redefine to express the sentiments of their time. The meaning of the dream progressed accordingly to racial tensions in the country and the freedom African Americans were allotted to express themselves politically and creatively. Starting with Negro Spirituals, hopes and dreams

  • African American Culture

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    actually they we talk shouldn't put us in such a category. We go to school like everyone else and earn diplomas and degrees. Another thing about growing up in the African-American culture is that many of us were very religious. They sung old negro spirituals that until this day are still being used to help us get through tough times. We have always had faith that's how we've accomplished so much. One thing I can say is that African-American culture has changed inn many ways with slavery being one

  • Use Of Language And Concepts Depicted Throughout The Spirituals And The Blues

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    experiences to their comprehension of the world. For African Americans, music was a symbol of cultural identity and a way to translate the daily oppressions they were forced to endure. Insight and evidence into this is depicted widely throughout the Spirituals and the Blues, where the hardships of slavery and troubles associated with being African American are greatly expressed. While African American music has evolved and new genres have sprung into existence, differences in the ways that they communicate

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