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African American Culture

4-episode lecture series, dr. Stan Breckenridge

  • This 4-episode series presents topics related to African American culture highlighting specific aspects that engage the listener in an informative and enjoyable lecture.
  • It provides information applicable to today’s society in America,as well as other countries worldwide.
  • Teaching strategies used are a result of Dr.Breckenridge’s experience as a university lecturer and a professional musician.

02.03.2021 (18.00): African American Music Styles

This lecture discloses music characteristics and performance practices in styles such as spirituals, ragtime, blues, New Orleans jazz, gospel, Haarlem stride, big band jazz, bebop, rhythm & blues, cool, soul, funk, disco, pop, hip-hop, and neo-soul.

04.03.2021 (10.30): Out of love for Jazz

An engaging presentation about many inspirations of, and reflections on jazz. From spiritual music of the 19th century to soul music of the mid. 20th century, jazz inspirations such as improvisations, vocal inflections, call & response, melodic and rhythmic phrasing, syncopation, and several others are demonstrated using a selected repertoire.

09.03.2021 (11.00): The Significance of African American Music in Film

This lecture and performance present the significance of African American music in film and by performing various music excerpts show their relevance to the story and/or a specific scene.

11.03.2021 (10.30): Civil Rights & Protest Songs of 1950s - 1960s

The lecture will discuss racial injustices, inequalities, and institutional racism that led to Civil Right Movement and will present civil rights and protest songs, used to educate, unify, and politically motivate people and sanctioned call-to-action activities that in effect promoted serious socio-cultural concerns to the entire nation.


Dr. Stan Breckenridge:

  • Ph.D. in Musicology from Claremont Graduate University, CA, USA
  • Author, Academician, Composer, Performer

More information about the event is here.

Organizatorzy wydarzenia: Konsulat USA w Krakowie, przy współpracy z Uniwersytetem Pedagogicznym, Uniwersytetem Opolskim, Uniwersytetem Rzeszowskim oraz Uniwersytetem Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach

Link do spotkań będzie podawany przed wyznaczonym terminem.

Wydarzenie można zaliczyć w ramach programu OSA

  • Opiekun: dr Anna Wyrwisz
  • Liczba godzin OSA: 2 godziny
  • Forma zaliczenia: Sporządzenie krótkiej notatki w języku angielskim lub polskim (max. 500-600 znaków), przedstawiającej główne zagadnienia omawiane podczas pojedynczego spotkania i przesłanie jej dr Annie Wyrwisz - notatki należy przesłać najpóźniej 2 tygodnie po spotkaniu.