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The Harlem Renaissance Directions : Take notes in the appropriate boxes below as you read about the musicians, artists, and authors of the Harlem Renaissance. Music Swing / Jive Swing is a form of music that came in the 1930’s. It uses a variety of different instruments like wind woods, stringed instruments, and brass instruments. This section has a strong rhythm with tempo going from medium to fast. One of the first band leaders in swing was named Jelly Roll Morton. African Americans like Count Basis and Calloway appeared on radio and television as well. Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, and Tommy Dorsey were some white band leaders throughout the music industry. Jazz During the 20th century, jazz was an american musical form of art in african american communities in the southern states Big band jazz was a popular style in the renaissance age which included figures like Dizzy Gillespe, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald. One of Duke's signature songs is called “Take the A Train” which was very popular. Blues A form of music that uses one’s vocals and instruments to be created. The blues were used as a way for African Americans to express themselves freely. A few of the most popular figures were blue singers were Bessie Smith,Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Blues is very influential owards American & Western Music. It is also the roots of different Music Genres like Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and urprisingly Rock N Roll. Art
Artists - William Henry Johnson was an African-American Painter who received many awards like the Harmon Foundation Gold Medal for Excellence in Fine Arts. - Archibald Motley never lived in Harlem, he spent most of his life living in chicago. He is most famous for his colorful chronicling of the African-American experience during the 1920s and 1930s - Palmer Hayden painted in both oil and watercolor; many of his paintings were centered in Harlem. His most famous painting were the ones who reflected african-american folklore. - During the Harlem Renaissance Artists used a variety of styles such as abstractism, realism, and postmodern assemblage to address a diverse array of subjects. Subjects - Urban Life - Rural Backgrounds - Portrait - Genre - Cityscapes - History - Representational - Objective - Non-representationa l - Non-objective - Figures - Medium - Form Styles - Folk Style - Portrait Art - Abstract Art - Realism - Postmodern - Contemporary Art - Post-Impressionism - Pop Art - Cubism - Renaissance Art - Art Nouveau - Surrealism - Scenic Art - Conceptual Art - Literature Authors Langston Hughes - African American novelist, poet, fiction writer, & playwright. He invented “jazz poetry” which became very popular. His most famous work is named “the negro speaks of rivers. Styles Jazz Poetry was extremely popular between 1920-1930 among the African American community and many became successful during the time period.

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