First of all, it is necessary to mention that an important role in shaping African-American music played a conversion of slaves from Africa to Christian. African Americans did not object to the conversion to a new faith, because it gave them hope for liberation. It is well perceived by the dogmas of Christianity, adapting to the realities of slave life. The church treated them as an opportunity to escape from the terrible reality. For these and others reasons, music that sounds in the church for African Americans has carried the traits of canonical European church music, and various elements of the pagan cults that come from their historical homeland. The degree of penetration of the aesthetic and musical elements of African origin into church music depended on the variety of Christianity. Continuing the discussion of previous information it is necessary to say that North African American’s, the so-called ‘spirituals’ (call-and-response), have appeared in the USA since the second half of the XVIII century. Spirituals combine the distinctive elements of African performance traditions (collective improvisation, the characteristic rhythm of glissando, not tempered chords, specific emotionality) with the stylistic features of the Puritan hymns.
Being among the most important of all French composers, and a leading figure in European music at the turn of the 20th century, Debussy was further acclaimed in 1903 becoming a ‘Chevalier’ and from here on, the vivid character of his music was even noted for the sensory element which frequently did not execute on merely a single pitch or key.
The paper deals with the social and economic aspects of African Americans’ lives during the period from 1865 to 1874. A landmark of this period was the establishment of the Freedman’s Savings Bank. This period symbolizes a striving of African American people to a better and a prosperous future of their successors and the records kept by the FSB is an integral part of genealogical record of the African American community.
This essay concerns the art of Grant Wood. Like every other artist, Grant Wood has been influenced by a number of aspects during the course of his short lived life; his family struggled right from the start in order to make ends meet and this need within his home life to earn and take care of family members stimulated his desire to push his creativity.
Despite the fact that West African music differed from one region to the other, all cultures within this region shared sufficient features that enabled them to constitute a heritage that was identifiable as African when they were trans-located to the New World (Jackson 25). From the accounts given by early traders and explorers, it has been deduced that music was a lifestyle of these West Africans.
From the Sub-Saharan Africa, where the first known African music originated, this music has travelled to America through slavery, and has eventually developed into the great music that it is now, at a state which is presently symbolic of freedom. Indeed, regardless of the time in history, African-American Music is always a proclamation of the liberation of the Black American.
Currently, I am in the American schooling system and I am striving to improve my writing abilities further and to influence my life positively. Writing has influenced my life in numerous ways. Firstly, it has helped me to become better at expressing myself.
9-10) have indicated that media of one country has now the capability of influencing mindsets of individuals of some other country in a significant manner. In this regard, media now possesses a powerful status in terms of its
A good example is in the sport sectors, some athletes have recently been found out to improve their performance.
The former Tour de France Winner, Floyd Landis faced a grand jury investigation exploring potentially fraudulent activities