Course Description

UPDATED 1/7/2022 - THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. : This lively in-person course will celebrate the classic American soul music of the 1960s, 1970s, and beyond. Without leaving town, we will visit a number of key sites—Chicago, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Detroit, and Philadelphia—to discover how the music was created and to consider why it became so popular. We will watch performances and listen to songs from some of the genre’s greatest artists and performers, from James Brown to Sam Cooke to Otis Redding to many lesser-known but also great artists. We hope you will gain a richer appreciation of this music, which has proven so resonant over the decades and throughout the world. Students’ opinions are welcomed and encouraged. Dancing is optional. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
A Celebration of Soul Music
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Jan 26, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Durham
Course Fees
Section Notes
UPDATED 1/7/2022 - THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. Please note: The songs covered in the course will be included on a playlist on Apple Music. Students who wish to listen to these songs outside of the classroom can subscribe to Apple Music, but a subscription is not required for the course.