Columbia College Chicago

Center for Black Music Research

Our Mission

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.

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Fall 2016 Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm; Friday 10 am to 1 pm. Until 5pm, by appointment.
Appointments are highly recommended to ensure that a staff member is available to assist you.

VIEW exhibits by Lyric Opera, Chicago Voices! Reception Friday, December 2nd, 6p to 9p Homan Square Community Center, 3517 W. Arthington, Chicago. Photos by Sue Cassidy Clark, from the Archives, to be on display in three locations through February 4th. Homan Square, 3517 W. Arthington; Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln; Ancien Cycles and Café, 1558 E. 53rd. See you there!


Mailing Address:
Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

Street Address:
618 South Michigan,6th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm     Fridays 10 am – 1 pm
and by appointment until 5pm.

Appointments are highly recommended to ensure that a staff member is available to assist you.

Phone: (312) 369-7559
Fax: (312) 369-8029
cbmr.contact@colum.edu

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