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 Research
Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 24th, 2014 at 5:15pm
Listen to installation soundtrack by Fo Wilson (2013 CBMR Faculty Fellow) http://ow.ly/D3ErR on exhibit thru 10/30 Terrain Exhibitions
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Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 24th, 2014 at 2:34pm
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. --C.S. Lewis
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Center for Black Music Research
Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 23rd, 2014 at 4:31pm
Fo Wilson's "nesting chair for charlie (yardbird), sun ra and the urban thrush" @Terrain Exhibitions 710 Highland Av, Oak Park thru Oct 30!
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Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 23rd, 2014 at 2:19pm
The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground. -Chogyam Trungpa
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Center for Black Music ResearchOctober 22nd, 2014 at 8:07pm
TONIGHT! Geof Bradfield Quartet plays John Coltrane's Sun Ship. 8:30p at Fulton Street Collective
2000 W. Fulton St. $10/$5 students
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