AFRA 228 - From Soul to Hip Hop (3cr.)
FROM SOUL TO HIP HOP
History of African American popular music in the United States from World War II to the present. In the first half of the semester, we will trace the history of the various artists and styles of soul music through to the 1970s; in the second half, we will move more conceptually through the landscape of hip hop of the last four decades. The music will be examined in its historical and political contexts, and also on its own terms as musical texts. No musical background or experience with the background is required, however students must be prepared to devote time to listening carefully and critically to a large number of musical works.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
University Breadth: Creative Arts and Humanities (ART & HUM) Course Typically Offered: Verify offering with Dept
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