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 ResearchMay 29th, 2015 at 8:35pm
Swedish R&B singer Seinabo Sey highlighted on NPR http://ow.ly/NsEvp #diaspora learn more about international black music @CBMRccc!
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Center for Black Music ResearchMay 29th, 2015 at 6:50pm
We are soldiers in the army
We got to fight, although we have to cry
We got to hold up the bloodstained banner
We got to hold it up until we die
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Center for Black Music ResearchMay 28th, 2015 at 8:25pm
See E. Patrick Johnson's "Sweet Tea" @CSRPC May 28,29,31 & June 3-7 Tix here http://ow.ly/NsDxS #BVS2
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Center for Black Music ResearchMay 28th, 2015 at 6:50pm
Ain't scared of nobody
'Cause I want my freedom
I want my freedom

We're gonna walk downtown
Because we want our freedom
Now
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Center for Black Music ResearchMay 27th, 2015 at 8:30pm
Korey Garibaldi discusses thesis on Black Chicago #gospel music tomorrow, 5/28, 4:30-6p @UChicago JHFranklin Room, 2nd Fl SocSci Bldg
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