Center for Black Music Research | Chicago, IL

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Founded at Columbia College in 1983, the Center for Black Music Research exists to illuminate the significant role that black music plays in world culture. In addition to sponsoring conferences, programs, and performances, the Center publishes a scholarly journal, Black Music Research Journal, a book series, Music of the African Diaspora, with the University of California Press, and a recording series, Recorded Music of the African Diaspora, with Albany Records.

The CBMR Library and Archives serves as a repository for archives, manuscripts, commercial and non-commercial sound recordings, photographs, and ephemera documenting music genres and performers from throughout the African Diaspora. The CBMR Library’s holdings are particularly strong in research collections from major scholars; in archives of African American music organizations; and in manuscripts and scores of numerous composers of African descent. The sound collections include cylinders, discs, and magnetic and digital recordings of art music, jazz, popular genres, and traditional music from throughout the Diaspora.

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Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College
600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605 USA
Phone: (312) 344-7559
Website: www.cbmr.org

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Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 31st, 2014 at 2:02pm
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Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 29th, 2014 at 9:32pm
Ongoing exhibit through Dec 21: Chicago's music captured by photographer Michael Schmelling @MoCP_Chicago http://ow.ly/D3wXN
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Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 29th, 2014 at 2:02pm
Whatever I'm doing, I'm in that moment and I'm doing it. The rest of the world's lost. --Sade Adu #WisdomWednesday
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Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 28th, 2014 at 6:10pm
Tues, 11/4 5:30p 624 S Michigan "Blues in Black and White" panel discussion moderated by CBMR's Monica Hairston O'Connell, in conjunction w/exhibitions by photographers "Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night," & "Michael Schmelling: Your Blues" evoking music scene of Chicago's South Side in the 1970s http://ow.ly/Cl3ls
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Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 28th, 2014 at 2:03pm
Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people. --Sade Adu
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