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ADHS 1191 History of Jazz in America (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

Course explores the development of jazz and how the times and music came together. It looks at American culture through immigration, society, popular culture and entertainment. It examines jazz through texts, records and performances as a distinctly American contribution – from its West African roots, spirituals, work songs, its West Indies’ influence, through New Orleans, Kansas City, Chicago and Harlem, its urban blues, swing, bebop, Afro-Cuban rhythms and rock and roll. Students develop an understanding of our nation’s history through music.


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Last Updated: 20-Feb-14