“Violence of some kind was recognized as necessary for breaking the conspiracy of silence and complacency about economic oppression, police violence, and other social ills of the black inner city.” (pg. 59). Tupac is one of many rappers who, though looked at as just a thug or a gangster, he rapped about a great number of issues that plagued and continue to plague the urban African American communities. Since rap is a form of art, and art has a deep connection to life used as a tool for structuring and shaping one’s ethics and lifestyle, it like other forms of art is simply a means of political engagement to raise consciousness and promote greater freedom (pg. 57).
Jazz is a musical genre that has for a very long time captivated its audience. Jazz music can make someone dance, indulge the moods of its listener, or just make you think. Jazz music can sound simple and straight forward, but there are many structures, and freedoms which make up jazz music. Jazz has structures, by which its musicians are given a "guide" to follow. Jazz also has freedoms, which allow the jazz musicians to expand, and alter the music.
Following the emancipation of slaves, rhyme songs, ballads, and blues became abundant in the African American community. Blues was a reflection of the trials and tribulations of African American life and tended to have a melancholy tone. These genres were a form of solo folk song in which the performer translates emotion into music by using wordless sounds, and they became the foundation for the development of jazz. Although blues and jazz are considered musical cousins, jazz was a joyous revolt from convention, authority, and sorrow. Jazz was characterized by a sense of energy and a melody that did not always follow the beat.
Scott Joplin had played in New York, and other great musicians followed in his footsteps. After The Original Dixieland Jazz Band played on Broadway, jazz musicians imitated the New Orleans sound. While not attaining the undisciplined and wildly erratic beat of New Orleans jazz, the popularity of jazz in New York increased drastically. The 1920s proved to be a Golden Age of jazz in New York. Jazz was diverse and appealed to people from every echelon of society.
b. Louis Armstrong was the first ambassador of jazz. c. Louis Armstrong was both a talented singer and trumpet player. d. Louis Armstrong, a gifted musician, had a profound impact on jazz. _____7. The selection is primarily written in a(n) _______________ mode.
Jazz CVolk October 26, 2008 MUS 252 Grand Canyon University Jazz Jazz has its similarities and its differences to music of previous eras. Being able to have an interest in all the different types of music and being able to accept it is something that takes the effort of an individual. However, if one is willing to make the effort they may find an interest in a style of music that they may not have otherwise known that they enjoyed. Jazz is similar to music of previous eras in that it, like previous styles carries a rhythm. This characteristic of jazz rhythm is syncopation, which is accenting offbeats or an unstressed beat.
Thus these sessions resulted in some of the most important masterpieces of early jazz, of which West End Blues is arguably the best known. Other important recordings include Basin Street Blues, Tight Like This, Saint James Infirmary, and Weather Bird. In the last named, only Armstrong and Hines are present, turning an old rag number into a tour-de-force of inspired musical runs as the trumpet and piano playfully come together, draw apart to compete, and come together again, over several
Both of these poems were written around the same time. It was a political time of social unrest but, it was a pivotal time for this country. “We Real Cool” is truly musical almost comparable to jazz or even the beat generation’s poetry or prose. Jazz has an unmistakable syncopated beat or rather off the beat. I listen to this one musician, and he raps over live jazz in the studio.
Armstrong was a famous jazz artist during the Harlem renaissance. Another form of music that was originated down south in the early 20th century by African American Americans was blues. Blues was a different type of music, which was nothing like the old traditional European music. “Frequently ironic and often bawdy, the music expressed the longings and philosophical perspectives of the black working class” (Britannica). This type of music was different from most modern types of that day of music.
He successfully depicted how hard it was for him being African American to live in an American society, constantly getting bullied by the police. Also, since 2pac’s music were hits back in the 1990s, I will reinvent a Rolling Stone magazine article from 1998 about how his song “Changes”, even though debuted after his tragic death, critics the way his race, social class and politics made him feel discriminated in society. In the magazine article i will discus the powerful imagery used to illustrate the situation of discriminated African American men. However, I will also identify the bigger picture which is to get younger African American men to stop violence, end drug dealing and ultimately stay away from trouble in the “streets”. Written task In between The Lines: Changes October 18, 1998 Tupac “2pac” Shakur has successfully climbed the top 10 of billboard again after his new hit “Changes”.