Recent African American Urban History: Funk Music and Politics of Black Popular Culture

Description: (Same as African American Studies M150D.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of musical genre known as funk that emerged in its popular form during late 1960s and reached popular high point, in black culture, during 1970s. Funk, fusion of gospel, blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and many other musical styles, offer students unique window into recent African American history. P/NP or letter grading.

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