Harlem Renaissance Music

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The big “Banging” Harlem Renaissance The Roaring twenties was a time economic, social and political growth for the entire nation as a whole. Although varies political figures and restrictions of specifically the Harlem Renaissance made if difficult to obtain success, by looking at the African American’s vast development in the liberal arts, and the music industry, it is apparent that the black culture relies on the success of the Harlem Renaissance. “Harlem Renaissance was a step stone for black writers and artist who followed, more sophisticated and cynical but proclaiming loudly and clearly that Africans Americans must be free to be themselves.” The Harlem Renaissance was the era that changed African Americans lives. There were some…show more content…
Black music became a major success in the Harlem Renaissance. It was liked by all different kinds of mixed audiences. Black music provided the pulse of the Harlem Renaissance and of the Jazz age. Music was a major social aspect of black culture. “The Harlem Renaissance emerged amid social and intellectual upheaval in the African American Community.”(Wintz1). Jazz was a specific type of music that black professionalized in. Blacks prospered significantly from Jazz. “Louis Armstrong became the first great jazz soloist when he moved from King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago to Fletcher Henderson's band in New York City in 1924”(Britannica). 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. The music was played with emotion, and with a vocalist. Famous Blues Vocalist was Bessie Smith and Alberta

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