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100 Years of Black American Music History 8 Part Course


Embark on a captivating journey through a century of Black American music in this comprehensive 8-part course. Spanning from the early 20th century to the present day, this course offers an in-depth exploration of the genres, artists, and cultural movements that have shaped the landscape of American music. Each session is dedicated to a distinct era, beginning with the emergence of blues and jazz in the 1920s, moving through the soulful sounds of Motown and the revolutionary spirit of 60s R&B, and continuing with the birth of hip hop and its evolution into a global phenomenon. You'll delve into the lives and legacies of iconic figures such as Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Tupac, understanding how their contributions not only transformed music but also reflected and influenced societal changes. The course will also highlight the pivotal role of record labels, producers, and cultural hubs like Harlem and Detroit in fostering musical innovation. In addition to the core sessions, this course includes two bonus Q&A classes, offering you the opportunity to engage directly with the instructor, ask questions, and participate in discussions that deepen your understanding of Black American music history. Join us to celebrate and learn about the rich, diverse heritage of Black American music over the past 100 years.

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