African American Music, History, and Culture – Contemporary Connections

Course Number
MHIS-341
Description

This course focuses on the indelible impact the African musical and cultural aesthetic has had on the formation of America's contemporary music soundtrack and popular culture. The course closely examines the intersection of race, class, and gender as it pertains to the emergence of different sounds, including Atlantic, Philly, Stax, Motown, and Buddha, as well as gospel music in traditions such as Baptist, Church of God in Christ, Full Gospel, and the holiness movement. The course will also focus specifically on those African American musical artists who responded musically to the civil rights movement.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
Any MHIS-22x course
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Location
Boston
Department
LART
Course Chair
Mike Mason
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