Hip-Hop Jazz Musicology offers a rich opportunity for participants to connect with and experience the musical genres that continue to influence today’s music in America. Participants develop a framework that connects musical traditions by exploring everything from the driving rhythms of African drumming, to the call-and-response that fueled Gospel and the Blues, to the creativity of Jazz improvisation. Great for all ages and audiences of all backgrounds, Hip-Hop Jazz Musicology creates an effective space where youth and adults can relate and appreciate musical experiences through staged reenactments, role play, and live performances.
This 45-90 minute workshop explores how the music genre of Hip-Hop, so beloved by today's students, relates to it's predecessors like Gospel, Jazz and Blues and how each of these musical genres can be a remarkable window into the history of the United States and the African-American experience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to bring Ali into your school!