PAS 24500 JAZZ IMAGINES AFRICA 3 Credit Hours
Students learn how to listen to jazz by exploring cultural and musical elements and gain an understanding of raw musical materials from West Africa, how they arrived in the western hemisphere through the "cultural memory" of Africans in bondage, and how those elements blended with materials from European music to inspire the development of jazz. Students also explore Caribbean "bush reggae," a precursor to what became reggae, which contains some of the same root elements as jazz.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter