Founded at Columbia College Chicago in 1983, The Center for Black Music Research is the only organization of its kind. It exists to illuminate the significant role that black music plays in world culture by serving as a nexus for all who value black music, by promoting scholarly thought and knowledge about black music, and by providing a safe haven for the materials and information that document the black music experience across Africa and the diaspora.
1919 Alejo Durán (recording artist, composer, and founder of the vallenato tradition) born Gilberto Alejandro Durán Díaz in El Paso, Cesar, Colombia.
1991 James Edward Cleveland (composer, singer, gospel organizer) died in Los Angeles, Calif.
J-term and Spring 2016 Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996
618 South Michigan,
Fall 2015 Hours:
10 am – 5 pm
Phone: (312) 369-7559
Fax: (312) 369-8029