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Title:The Interaction Between Jazz and Hip-Hop Music Created by African American Muslims
Subject(s):African American Muslims
Abstract:What is the interaction that exists between jazz and hip-hop music created by African American Muslims, and those influenced by the tenets of Islam? The aim of this study is to explore and come to a better understanding of these interactions through use of interviews, oral narratives, and testimonials with the Urbana-Champaign community, including interviews with jazz department faculty members, students in the music department, former members of the Urbana-Champaign Hip-Hop Congress, Muslims and non-Muslims, as well as people of other various backgrounds, in order to assess the existence and significance of the relationship between jazz and hip-hop music created by African American Muslims.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:AAS258 Spring 2011 Muslims in America
Professor Junaid Rana
Introduction to the study of Muslims in the United States and broadly the history of Islam in the Americas. Using a comparative approach, we study how the historical narrative of African American and Latino Muslims relates to newer immigrant populations, primarily Arab American and South Asian American Muslim communities.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-04

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