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Class 2: Black American Music from 1920-1935

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Immerse yourself in the transformative era of Black American music from 1920 to 1935, a period of profound cultural and artistic innovation. This course explores the vibrant sounds and rich histories that emerged during these pivotal years, delving into the birth and evolution of jazz, blues, and the Harlem Renaissance. Discover the trailblazing artists who revolutionized the musical landscape, such as Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, and Duke Ellington. Understand the societal and political contexts that shaped their music and how their work laid the foundation for future genres. Through engaging lectures, interactive discussions, and deep dives into rare recordings, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the significant contributions of Black musicians during this golden age.

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