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 ResearchApril 27th, 2015 at 3:53pm
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Center for Black Music ResearchApril 24th, 2015 at 10:05pm
"As She Sees Herself" -- African American women in the paintings of Archibald #Motley @ChiCulturCenter Sat May 2, 10a-3:30p Claudia Cassidy Theater.
Exhibit tour starts 10a, followed by talks by scholars Dr. Kymberly Pinder (11a, 1:15p), Dr. Cynthia Blair (11:15a), Dr. Amy Mooney (11:45), Dr. Romi Crawford (2:15p), and CBMR's own Dr. Monica Hairston O'Connell (1:30p).
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Center for Black Music ResearchApril 23rd, 2015 at 3:10pm
Save the day: Sat May 2nd, 10a-3:30p @ChiCulturCenter 78 E Washington--explore representations of African American women in the art of Archibald #Motley and the ways such representation reverberates with audiences today. "Portrait of a Cultured Lady" 1948
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