Folklore | Popular Music of Black America
E297 | 28902 | P. Maultsby

Fulfills COLL Arts & Humanities, Culture Studies List A

Above class meets 2nd 8-weeks only.

A chronological survey of Black popular music from 1945 to 2005--
rhythm & blues, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, and their derivative
forms. Emphasis will be placed on the context for evolution,
defining musical features, marketing strategies of the music
industry, and the contributions of African Americans to the
development of a multi-billion dollar music industry and to the
broader tradition of American popular music.