The Black Performance Tradition: Michael Jackson and Prince

VMS 353

Examines the Black Performance context that produced Jackson's singular creative genius within the realms of music, movement and politics, including the influence of Black vernacular practices like signifying and sampling, the network of Black social spaces known as the Chitlin' Circuit, the impact of Black migration patterns to urban spaces in the Midwest, and Black performance traditions including Blackface minstrelsy.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 336
  • MUSIC 336
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring