Minor in American Studies - African American Vernacular Music MUSC 3360   African American Vernacular Music
A course focusing on vernacular musics developed within or derived from African American cultures from the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade to the present. The course will investigate selected moments in African American history, the musical practices and repertories that accompanied them, and the relationship between music and the African American condition in North America. Topics covered include Spirituals, Blackface Minstrelsy, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll, Soul, Reggae, Funk, and Hip Hop. No previous musical background is necessary as basic musical concepts will be taught in class.
FORMAT: Lecture