Red Rox Ethnomusicology Page!

INTRODUCTION:
Students from Science Leadership Academy (SLA) have been studying African American history. One thing we have learned is that liberty and equality are central themes in African American history. People all over the world have been concerned with liberty and equality, and various cultures have different ways of addressing each.

We have also learned that a lot of American music has its foundations in African-influenced musical traditions that include rhythm, melody, harmony, and call & response. The African-influenced musical elements have intersected with their counterparts from all over the world. The result has been such genres of American music as gospel, blues, jazz, rock, funk and hip-hop.

Our ethnomusicology project is designed to demonstrate how African American history has influenced, or been influenced by, music from all over the world. Below is a listing of each students' page. You can click on each of the links to learn more about each genre of music, listen to music, or read lyrics. Enjoy!
STUDENT PAGES:
Fig. 1: Alphabetical listing of student pages
AbdulBaki
Bruce
Friend
Jiminez
Morton
Timothy
Albano
Bucchanico
Genelli
Kelly
Nelson
Walls
Berry
Cacciatore
Haq
Lynch
Parker
Woods
Boyer
Cohen
Harding
McDaniel
Sample

Braxton
Craig-Williams
Hawks
Mobly
Sherif

Brown
Doe
Jenkins
Moreno
Thomas

Below is a listing (Fig. 2) of our "music library." You can click on the name of the song, listen to the music, and read a little about how the song relates to African American music. Enjoy!
MUSIC LIBRARY:
Fig. 2: Alphabetical listing of available songs, by genre
Blues






Gospel/Spirituals






Hip-Hop
We Don't Care
Dear Mama
I Know I Can
Thriller
Always On Time

Jazz






Pop
Azora No Namida
Le Petit Train




Reggae
What A Day
Ghetto Story
Take You There
Buffalo Soldier


R&B/Soul
Respect
Beauty Only Skin Deep
Ordinary People
Hit the Road Jack


World
Azora No Namida





Rock

Behind Closed Doors
Jail House Rock



Etc.
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