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Music's Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock 'n' Roll


Provider
coursera

Price
Free

School
University of Florida

Type
University

Instructor
David Carlson

Categories
Music, Film, & Audio

Duration
8 weeks

Format
Video

Language
English

Description
How did rock 'n' roll music come to be? Join us to explore Music's Big Bang -- how music brought to America by immigrants evolved, blended and eventually became the delectable stew that is rock 'n' roll. We will see and hear the ingredients in that stew, such as blues, jazz and gospel, and explore rock 'n' roll's first half decade, roughly 1955 to 1960. We will consider cultural factors, too, including the advance of technology, the migration of rural Americans from the South to the cities of the North, and the threats to mainstream American values presented by teenage rebellion and the Civil Rights Movement.