Course I: Culture & Liberation in the US South
Las raíces del Blues – The Roots of the Blues
This course will ask the question ‘how can culture and music advance peoples liberation in the US South today?’ The course will uncover the roots of Blues music as a foundation of Black music globally and its evolution as cultural resistance to colonialism, capitalism, and white supremacy.
Class I: Introduction to Culture & Liberation in the US South
Class II: The Blues & its roots in Africa, Colonialism & Liberation
Class III: The Blues, Jazz, R&B: Resisting Capitalism & White Supremacy
Class IV: Hip Hop: Southern sounds, migration & urban rebellion.
Class V: Culture & Liberation in the US South today