Course Description for FC - African American Musical Heritage

MUH3055: FC - African American Musical Heritage
An examination of the roles and character of music in Western African society from the early 17th century. These traditions from which the music evolved will be traced from slavery through modern times. In doing so, a careful study will be made of field hollars, work songs, blues, spirituals, gospel and certain aspects of popular music as to their influence on the development of modern American music.