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CBMR Digest is a publication of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago

ISSN # 2168-3301fall 2013 | Volume 26, No. 2

Re/Sounding Black Chicago

CBMR to offer Course as Part of the School of Fine and Performing Arts Creative Learning Hubs Initiative

The CBMR will offer a course called Re/Sounding Black Chicago during the spring 2014 semester as part of a new initiative developed by the School of Fine and Performing Arts. Led by CBMR executive director Monica Hairston O’Connell, Re/Sounding is designed as a small team lab for students interested in exploring the relationships between music, sound culture, and African-American life in Chicago through a multi-disciplinary approach. Drawing from case-specific strategies of direct experience, ethnography, critical analysis, seminar-style discussions, and team-based creative response, students will experience how to HEAR the city, analyze and discuss the effect of sound on a community, and respond creatively to this experience through a final project.

The Creative Learning Hubs provide opportunities to collaborate with students, faculty, and guest artists from multiple majors and disciplines in a supportive environment that allows for creative risk-taking and the fluid exchange of idea development. Other new hubs include the Digital Investigation Pod and the Hip Hop Constellation. For more information visit www.colum.edu/hubs.

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