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Video: The Birth of Music African-Americans Dominated “The Jazz Age”

Written by Jae Jones

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The 1920’s was the age golden era. African-Americans are given credit to given birth to . However, it expanded over time and was modified to be socially acceptable in middle-class White Americans night-life scene. People who were not familiar with Jazz music could not recognize it how Africans Americans wrote it.

Furthermore, the way African Americans writers wrote about Jazz music, made it seem as though it was not a cultural achievement of the race. However, it was the greatest music ever created. Some famous artists of the time were Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. Louis Armstrong is known as the father of Jazz. During the early.

1920s Urban radio stations played jazz more frequently than suburban stations, due to the concentration of African Americans in urban areas such as New York and Chicago. The 1920s youth used the influence of jazz to rebel against the traditional culture of previous generations. This youth rebellion of the 1920s went hand-in-hand with fads like bold fashion statements such as the Harlem flappers, women smoking cigarettes, free sexual exploring, and new radio concerts.  What many young people wanted to do was dance: the Charleston, the cake walk, the black bottom, the flea hop. More women jazz artists became known during the 1930s and 1940s for their contributions such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday.

 

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source: http://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties

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Jae Jones

Jae Jones has been writing professionally for over 10 years. She holds a degree in Business Administration, and enjoys writing on various topics.

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