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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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 21st, 2014 at 6:05pm
OCT 23! 7:30p Listening session jazz violinist Regina Carter, host Monica Hairston O'Connell. @LoganCenter 915 E 60th http://ow.ly/D3Arl
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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. --Friedrich Nietzsche
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Jazz Record Art Collective devotes Oct Weds to JOHN COLTRANE! 10/22: GEOF BRADFIELD QUARTET, 8:30p 2000 W Fulton, 18+ http://ow.ly/D3q4T
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