From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta: How West African Standards of Aesthetics Shaped the Music of the Delta Blues
Pascal Bokar Thiam was born in Paris, France, and raised in France and in Senegal, has a Master’s Degree from Cambridge College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Doctorate Degree in Education with honors from the University of San Francisco, CA. In this talk, Dr. Thiam explores the influences of West African music on the music of the Mississippi Delta, tracing the origins of blues, jazz, bluegrass, swing, funk, and other American musical styles. He discusses how music evolves over time and across cultures and how it impacts our culture and history.
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