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From Blues to Hip-Hop: The Emergence Of American Popular Music [Vintage]

From Blues to Hip-Hop: The Emergence Of American Popular Music [Vintage]

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Course Name: Music History for Bagpipers
Class Name: From Blues to Hip-Hop: The Emergence Of American Popular Music
Class Instructor: Matt Griffin (MFA)
Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 7:30pm

Description: Since the early days of recording technology, pop music has asserted its dominance as the most widely-consumed music in the world. We will take a rapid-fire look at the major genres that helped shape pop music today, including blues (Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson), rock (Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry), R&B (James Brown, Nina Simone), hip-hop (Run-DMC, Afrikaa Bambaataa) & Dance (Derrick Carter, Richie Hawtin).

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Matt Griffin (MFA) Matt is a musician and composer from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada now living and working in Toronto. He got his BFA from Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his work with Electricity is Magic, he is the Audio Curator for Chicago's LiveBox Gallery. Matt is our go-to "big picture" guy, for helping us understand where bagpipe fit into the greater world of sound and of music.

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