Heart of Hearts (Blog Post # 3)

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We all have that one song. It may be two, it may be a whole album. It’s our jam that we want everyone on the road and streets to “see us rollin’” in… Continue reading

The Jackson 5

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Michelle Wong MEDIA 383 Blog Post #4 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 was the first Motown group I heard, and they sparked my interest in Motown music. I first heard them on… Continue reading

Selena Quintanilla, “Queen of Tejano”

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  How many of you have heard of Selena Quintanilla? Some of you heard of her through a MAC cosmetics make up line they dedicated to her, or seen a wax figure of… Continue reading

Van Gogh’s Ear: Ex. Credit Post

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  In order to conduct some research for this Blog Post on international influences, I had to complete some very tough, investigative stunts. Thankfully I didn’t have to sever one of my ears… Continue reading

Juju to Afrobeat Music

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King Sunny Ade was the most influential individual for juju music. He created this unique genre of music that mixed together African roots and pop from the western culture. With both the dance… Continue reading

Extra Credit: From Reggae to Reggaeton

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Music is one of the most commonly used methods of human expression. Not only does music reflect the society that creates it, but it also affects the way a people will act, feel,… Continue reading

Extra Credit Blog: South Korea’s Top Music Label “YG Entertainment”

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K-pop is a music genre originating in South Korea that is influenced by western pop music. K-pop is all genres of popular music in Korea such as hip-hop, R&B, jazz, electronica, techno, rock,… Continue reading

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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  Growing up and being raised by a mother who works at the UN has made me explore many different cultures. I have been introduced to different foods, vacation sites, fashion, and music… Continue reading

Senegalese Mega-Star Youssou N’Dour (extra credit blog post)

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For my blog entry on world popular music, I decided to focus on Youssou N’Dour. Although he is virtually unknown in the states, he is somewhat of a mega star in Africa. I… Continue reading

Chinese Rock and Sub-Rock Genres (extra credit post)

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Although rock and heavy metal music are not often talked about when China is the topic of conversation, there has been a prominent music scene in these genres for quite some time now.… Continue reading