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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 - Early 1930's - Strong rythm tha includes brass and woodwinds - Earliest singers: Jelly Roll Morton, Count Basie, and Cab Calloway - Famous songs: Minnie the Moocher, One O'clock Jump, and Sing, Sing, Sing. Jazz - Originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities - influenced by European and African music traditions - popular atists: Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald - Inspired many subgenres. Blues - Vocal and instrumental form of music - emohasizes the use of Blue notes. - Emerged as a form of self expression in African American communities - Early artists were: Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Lucille Bogan Art Artists - William Henry Johnson - African American born in Florence, South carolina. - Moved to New Yotk - Enrolled in the National Art Academy. - Palmer Hayden - Grew up in Virginia and Washington DC - Archibald Motley - Never lived in Harlem - Born in New Orleans and lived in Chicago. - studied at the Art Institute of Chicago Subjects - Landscapes and portraits - African American Folklore was a common subject - Capture rural life and urban background in New york City. - The experiences African Americans had to go through - the environment surrounding African Americans - portraits that represent racial respect and race pride Styles - Realism - Expressionism - powerful folk style - modernism - watercolors and oils - portraits - Literature Authors - Langston Hughes - wrote novels, short stories, plays, and was a columnist.

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