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 Research
Center for Black Music ResearchMarch 31st, 2015 at 6:50pm
I'm gonna sit at the welcome table,
I'm gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days,
Hallelujah!
I'm gonna sit at the welcome table,
I'm gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days.
--Performed by Guy and Candie Carawan, #CivilRights #FREEPHASE #FreedomSongs
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Center for Black Music Research
Center for Black Music ResearchMarch 31st, 2015 at 4:10pm
#FREEPHASE "node 1" Beacon will "chime like a bell, shine like a beam from a lighthouse, sing like a call to prayer."
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Center for Black Music Research
Center for Black Music ResearchMarch 30th, 2015 at 8:05pm
@Mendiandkeith new intermedia suite #FREEPHASE in honor of CBMR's 33-1/3 milestone starts next week! Watch for info on its 3 "nodes."
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Center for Black Music Research
Center for Black Music ResearchMarch 30th, 2015 at 6:50pm
This may be the last time we ever sing together
This may be the last time, children
This may be the last time
May be the last time I don't know

I really don't know what tomorrow will bring

--traditional, as sung by Anthony Hamilton & Blind Boys of Alabama #CivilRights #FREEPHASE #FreedomSongs
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Center for Black Music Research
Center for Black Music ResearchMarch 29th, 2015 at 6:50pm
Ain't gonna let nobody turn me 'round,
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round.
Ain't gonna let nobody, turn me 'round.
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin',
Marchin' on to freedom land
--traditional, as performed by The Roots, sung during the #CivilRights Movement protests #FREEPHASE #FreedomSongs
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