Art History

Watch a brief animated history of music and download art cards of famous singers, songwriters, composers and musicians.

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Celia Cruz | Artopia
Celia Cruz | Artopia

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Celia Cruz was born and raised in the working class Santos Suarez neighborhood of Havana, Cuba on October 21, 1924. Brought up in a musical family, she began singing in local contests and later...
Hugh Masekela | Artopia
Hugh Masekela | Artopia

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Hugh Masekela was born in Witbank, South Africa on April 4, 1939. He began singing and playing piano as a child and as a teenager, was encouraged to play the trumpet by the British anti-apartheid...
Igor Stravinsky  | Artopia
Igor Stravinsky | Artopia

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Igor Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882 in Oranienbaum near St. Petersburg, Russia. He started piano lessons at the age of nine and began the serious study of composition. At the age of 20 as a law...
Louis Armstrong | Artopia
Louis Armstrong | Artopia

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Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 and raised in the Storyville district of New Orleans, Louisiana. As a child he was a street singer and learned to play the coronet while in reform school...
Maria Callas | Artopia
Maria Callas | Artopia

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Maria Callas was born Maria Anna Sophia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos on December 2, 1923 to Greek parents in New York, New York. At 14, Callas moved to Greece to study at the Athens Conservatory of Music. A...
Mary Lou Williams | Artopia
Mary Lou Williams | Artopia

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Mary Lou Williams was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10, 1910 and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A prodigy, she taught herself to play the piano at the age of four. Williams could hear a piece...
Music  - One Minute Art Lesson  | Artopia
Music - One Minute Art Lesson | Artopia

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Watch a brief animated history of music. TRANSCRIPT I don't know about you, but I can't live without my music! It is like my main thing - when I am chillin' I gotta be tuned in. So check it out -...
Scott Joplin | Artopia
Scott Joplin | Artopia

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Scott Joplin was born near Linden, Texas and raised in Texarkana, Texas, the son of a railroad laborer who had been a slave. Joplin showed an early and extraordinary aptitude for music, which was...
Woody Guthrie | Artopia
Woody Guthrie | Artopia

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Woody Guthrie was born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie on July 14, 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma. A keen observer of the world around him, he began to travel across the country as a teenager and spent much of his...