MUSC 7060 New Orleans Music

New Orleans is a city whose identity is based on its distinctive musical traditions, including jazz, brass band, Mardi Gras Indian chants, rhythm and blues, funk and hip-hop. This course provides a comprehensive overview of New Orleans music through an intensive exposure to existing research and visits from local researchers and musicians. Musicians and their music will be discussed in the social and political contexts of slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights movements, and Hurricane Katrina.