This course explores the musical cultures of the African Diaspora, tracing intersecting and multi-directional movements of people, music, and cultures across the oceanic divide between Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The course examines the central role that music has played in the construction of social identities and movements, from the era of the transatlantic slave trade to the present day.


JAZZ 375 with a grade of C- or higher

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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