Presentation Title

Black Music | Blues Nation (FALL 2017 ITW)

Presentation Type

Panel Discussion

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

American Studies

Mentor

Michael Antonucci

Abstract

In this round table discussion ITW students will present their studies regarding Black music, and its influence on American Culture. Building upon foundations laid by LeRoi Jones' (Amiri Baraka) Blues People and Tricia Rose's Hip Hop Wars students from this section of Introduction to Thinking and Writing made inquires to the field of Black Music. These student projects evaluated the impact that African American cultural production has made upon the United States using musical examples and critical discussions about musicians and the music industry as a whole. Students will discuss their projects pertaining to concepts such as “gangsta rap” and “rolling stone’ and musicians ranging from NWA, to Benny Goodman. This discussion also aims to consider their development as writers and researchers.

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Black Music | Blues Nation (FALL 2017 ITW)

In this round table discussion ITW students will present their studies regarding Black music, and its influence on American Culture. Building upon foundations laid by LeRoi Jones' (Amiri Baraka) Blues People and Tricia Rose's Hip Hop Wars students from this section of Introduction to Thinking and Writing made inquires to the field of Black Music. These student projects evaluated the impact that African American cultural production has made upon the United States using musical examples and critical discussions about musicians and the music industry as a whole. Students will discuss their projects pertaining to concepts such as “gangsta rap” and “rolling stone’ and musicians ranging from NWA, to Benny Goodman. This discussion also aims to consider their development as writers and researchers.