Middlebury

MUSC 0237

Hist of African American Music

History of African American Music
In this course we will explore the evolution of American music from the perspective of its African roots to various styles of black music in the United States. In considering African American music as an artform, cultural expression, and political force, important issues and ideas will be examined, including the intersection of race, politics, gender, and emerging technologies to the production and consumption of American music. We will turn a musical ear to the sounds and significance of American musical genres such as sacred and secular folk styles, the Harlem Renaissance, blues, jazz, soul, funk, and hip hop.
Subject:
Music
Department:
Music
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR ART NOR

Sections

Spring 2020

MUSC0237A-S20 Lecture

Spring 2019

MUSC0237A-S19 Lecture (Haas)