A critical analysis of the musical contributions of African Diaspora music with considerations of the social, economic, religious and political variables that influenced the growth and direction of African Diaspora music.
Students will gain general knowledge on the history of Afro Diasora music and its emergence as a socio-cultural practice. They will also develop an understanding and an awareness of the musical traditions of Africans Diaspora culture. Finally, students will be able to trace the history of African music ourside the continent using religious and cultural diversity to explain its role in the host culture.
This graduate course prepares students to conduct critical study in Afro Diaspora Music. Students focus on a music genre of their choice such as Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Blues, West African music and evaluate the contributions of significant individuals who were instrumental in shaping the context of African Diaspora.