African-American Music

MUSI
UN
3030
AFAS
UN
3030
Course Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3

This course focuses on a central question: how do we define “African-American music”? In attempting to answer this question, we will be thinking through concepts such as authenticity, representation, recognition, cultural ownership, appropriation, and origin(s). These concepts have structured the ways in which critics, musicians and audiences have addressed the various social, political and aesthetic contexts in which African-American music has been composed (produced), performed (re-produced) and heard (consumed).

Past Offerings

Spring 2017 – Section 001

Day & Time: 
MW 11:30am-12:55pm
Instructor: