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Spring 2021 Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of UN3934 section 001
Black/Brown History of Rock and Roll
Blk/Brn History Rock Roll

Call Number 10914
Day & Time
M 10:10am-12:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alex Larotta
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course is designed to get students to think more deeply about the ethno-racial roots—and routes—of rock and roll music as a national, historical phenomenon. In this class, we’ll conceive rock and roll broadly to include peripheral genres which are related to or derived from its origins, including rhythm and blues, jazz, soul, funk, boogaloo, salsa, disco, and hip-hop, to thread together and discuss the relationships between music, identity, and race in the United States. Latinxs and African Americans have played significant, if underrecognized, roles in shaping American popular music; the cultural connections and musical interactivity between these communities are lesser understood in popular narratives of postwar American music. To this end, this course will uncover a broad social, racial, national, and transnational history of rock and roll to understand how musicians of color innovated long-standing musical traditions in their communities; maintained cultural and political links within the diaspora; and navigated regional racial schemas in the United States and Latin America.
Web Site Vergil
Department Ethnicity and Race, Center for
Enrollment 14 students (20 max) as of 9:05PM Thursday, September 23, 2021
Subject Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of
Number UN3934
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20211CSER3934W001

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