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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 ●What:A form of jazz music that developed in the early 1930s from an earlier ragtime style. ●Who:Jelly Roll Morton, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Bennie Goodman, Louis Prima, and Tommy Dorsey. Jazz ●What: A form of music created by African Americans that used a confluence of African andEuropean music traditions. ●Who: Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald.Blues Blues ●What: A vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes-- notes sung or played at a slightly lower pitch than that of the major scale for expressive purposes. ●Who: Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Lucille Bogan Art Artists William Henry Johnson Palmer C. Hayden Archibald Motley, Jr. Subjects ●Art from this era was mostly about the life of black people in America. ●These things would range from the injustices of prejudice, to the lively nights, to just living life in the neighborhood Styles abstractism, realism, and postmodern assemblage to address a diverse array of subjects. Literature Authors Langston Hughes Zora Neale Hurston Claude McKay W. E. B. Du Bois James Weldon Johnson Styles In addition to great music and art, many African-American writers found great success during this period. Subjects The Souls of Black Folk, The Philadelphia Negro, and a biography
The Harlem Renaissance Culture Analysis Answer the questions below after you have completed the table and gone through all of the materials. Music 1) What are 5 adjectives you would use to describe the songs you heard?
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? Art 1) Do these three paintings share any common characteristics or themes? Explain. yes they are dancing and they are all black 2) How do these paintings reflect freedom, hope, and other values of the Harlem Renaissance? they got to have fun but not always Literature
1) I, Too ” clearly describes the effects of racism, yet there is optimism in the speaker's tone. What details in the poem suggest a view of America as one family that will eventually realize the injustice of discrimination?
2) Do you think the prophecy in “I, Too” has in any way come true? In what ways has it not come true?
3) Read “ Incident ” by Countee Cullen. What might lead an 8-year-old boy to insult another child as

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