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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 music is a form of jazz that developed in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s Jazz a kind of music of African American origin, characterized by syncopated rhythms, solo and group improvisation, and a variety of harmonic idioms and instrumental techniques. Blues music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s Art Artists Jacob Lawrence Romare Bearden Aaron Douglas Elizabeth Catlett. Subjects -American painter known for his portrayal of African-American historical subjects and contemporary life. -was an American artist, author, and songwriter. He worked with many types of media including cartoons, oils, and collages. -was an American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator. -was an American and Mexican graphic artist and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th century, which often focused on the female experience. Styles French art as the shapes and colors of Harlem creating scenes of the American South created a broad range of work that helped to shape this movement and bring it to national prominence It was difficult for a black woman in this time to pursue a career as a working artist. She was trying to be aspiring
Literature Authors Langston Hughes Zora Neale Hurston Jessie Redmon Fauset Styles American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker African American editor, poet, essayist, novelist, and educator Subjects "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue." And Jazz poetry portrayed racial struggles in the early-1900s American South and published research on hoodoo. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes were watching God, published in 1937. She also wrote more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays. American literature in the 1920s as she focused on portraying a true image of African American life and history. The Harlem Renaissance Culture Analysis Answer the questions below after you have completed the table and gone through all the materials. Music 1. What are 5 adjectives you would use to describe the songs you heard?
Has a story to tell Instrumental Fun 2. Consider the form of these songs. Do the songs have a very rigid, clear structure or do they have a more loose and fluid structure? Do they include any improvisation? Explain.
3. When jazz first became popular it was a radical style of music that broke many of the rules of classical music. In what way, then, does jazz reflect the desire of African Americans in the Harlem Renaissance to have increasing freedom and a more distinct cultural identity?

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