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MUSC 148: Intro to Black Music

Nina Simone in concert
Nina Simone in concert at Morlaix (Bretagne, France), May 14, 1982. (Roland Godefroy)

Taught by Assistant Professor Aaron Harcus, this course is an introduction to black musical cultures with a focus on understanding how music is made within social, geographical, and political contexts. Aside from regular lectures, this course also includes experiential learning, live concert attendance, and conversations with practicing musicians in various musical traditions.

This course counts for 3 credits towards graduation and fulfills the Visual and Performings Arts general education requirement.

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