* LCA 213 / AAS 213 / ENG 213 / HUM 213 (LA) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
The Lucid Black and Proud Musicology of Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka
Sample reading list:
Amiri Baraka, Blues People
Amiri Baraka, Black Music
Amiri Baraka, Digging
Eileen Southern, The Music of Black Americans: A History
Weekly readings and one final paper.
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Reading for the class will supplemented by listening sessions of music Baraka wrote about as well as the hybrid forms of multi-genre populist /modernist music he predicted in his influential essay "The Changing Same (R&B and New Black Music)''. We will view Baraka's work as a performance poet and playwright with major jazz musicians such as Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Henry Threadgill and David Murray, assessing that work's impact on other poets and the evolution of hiphop lyric-writing.
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