The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance

Billy Holiday(1915-1959)- one of the greatest jazz vocalist of all time.CAB Calloway(1907-1994)- famous for energetic big-band and "scat-jive" performances. Bessie Smith (1894-1937)



Midsummer Night in Harlem (1938)By: Palmer HaydenCredit: Harmon Collection/National Archives

Song of The Towers (1934) By:Aaron DouglasCredit: Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture

Old Snuff Dipper (1928)By: Archibald MotleyCredit: Harmon Collection/National Archives

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The Harlem Renaissance

was the name given due to the rise of African American culture. A cultural, social and artistic explosion took place in Harlem, New York between the end of WWI and the middle of the 1930's (the great depression).

1920's to the mid 1930's

- Singer, a major influence on the development of blues.

Louis Armstong

- an American jazz trumpeter and singer,

Men wore wool, flannel, tweed suits with pointed toe shoes (oxford).

Ladies wore flapper dresses, cloche hats, and pearl necklaces.

Accessories for men were bows, ties, and hates to personalize their outfit.

The Lindy Hop

The Shimmy

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Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil.

Brass instruments were commonly used to play music in the 1920's.

Drums, bass violins and pianos were commonly used by big bands to perform.

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