Today was one of those days when you realize that things are really working out no matter what. As I ended my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Music and Young America” course, a student who was completing her in-class reflection on the topic at hand said she’d never had a class where she was invited… Continue reading one of those days when..
I can’t believe it, but we’re already advising for fall courses. In addition to “American Civilization to 1865,” I’ll be teaching “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” (called “Bebop to Hip Hop: American Music” for space purposes in our course description catalogue). Unlike last semester when I taught the latter, we will home… Continue reading Focusing on the late ’60 and 1970s for next iteration of Bebop to Hip Hop course
My interest in space, race and power carries over into my ongoing interest in the life of the late jazz guitarist Grant Green as revealed in a documentary on his life. The project, which I have been working on since 1994, premiered last September at the 11th annual Harlem International Film Festival. In the coming… Continue reading making “space” in the year ahead
I went to South Florida to see my family and friends for the holiday. My beach pick was a reread of Saidiyah Hartman’s Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, one of several books I will assign in my “Gender, Race and Urban” Space class for the Spring 2017 semester. I read this wonderful book… Continue reading old book (and a new one) rock
I know. I have said it before. “This is the best class I ever had.” But truly this semester’s “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” class was the best class I ever had. I think that run through Bryant-Denny tunnel last week was among the many ways we built community in a way… Continue reading and so it goes…best class ever