Thursday, November 30, 2006

assignment for friday, dec. 1:
tenacious d time!
read pp. 111 - 121 in Baraka

vocab: vapid, nadir, stifling, philanthropist, avocation, aggrandizement, gratuitously, oblivion, disparity, strata

discussion questions:
what was the role of WWI on the development of american music?
how did boogie-woogie piano fit into the larger urban black culture? (food, dance, parties, etc.)
describe the importance of WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII on african americans and their music. (p 118)

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