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Pop the Music Bubble: S2 E1: African American Music Traditions

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Episode overview

In this episode of Pop the Music Bubble, we are going to create a working definition for American traditional music, and look at its relationship to African Americans. Then, we will dig into songs of these enslaved people and how this music has laid a foundation for more music traditions to emerge. We will do this by listening to recordings of slave songs and deciphering their meaning.


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This podcast was written and edited by BGSU ethnomusicology and saxophone alum Joe Johnson as an independent study project in Spring/Summer 2020, funded by a CURS grant.