Course Description

IN PERSON: This lively in-person course will celebrate the classic American soul music of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond. Without leaving town, we will visit a number of key sites — Chicago, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Detroit and Philadelphia — to discover how the music was created and to consider why it became so popular. We will watch performances and listen to songs from some of the genre's greatest artists, from James Brown to Sam Cooke to Otis Redding to many lesser-known but also great artists. In addition to watching videos and listening to music, you'll be encouraged to share your opinions and experiences. Plan to be part of the conversation. The hope is for you to gain a richer appreciation of this music, which has proven so resonant over the decades and throughout the world. Dancing is optional. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 30.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
A Celebration of Soul Music
Classroom - In Person
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Feb 02, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023
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Contact Hours
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Classroom - In Person  
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Section Notes

: It is recommended, but not required, that students subscribe to Apple Music. Much of the curriculum consists of playlists curated for the course on Apple Music. Students who wish to listen to these playlists on their own outside of class will need to have a subscription to Apple Music. The book, "Sweet Soul Music," is recommended for those who want to know more.

Recommended reading:
Peter Guralnick, "Sweet Soul Music" (9780316206754)

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