2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    May 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

MUSC 344 - African American Music: R&B to Hip Hop

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Surveys the unique musical languages created by African Americans during the postwar era and focuses on four distinctive and durable styles: R&B, Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop. The listening examples, readings, discussions and assignments are designed to illuminate the connections between historic and contemporary African American genres. These connections are traced broadly by focusing on four themes present in each genre: ownership, community, technology and sex. Each week, students will be expected to participate in challenging discussions, and to engage in group music making. Even years Spring.