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Course Catalogue WS 2021/22

The Black Sonic

Theory seminar
SoSe 22
Target group
Basic Studies

Dates - place & time

11.04.2204.07.22MondayWöchentlich10:00 - 13:00Filzengraben 2, Aula
from-to10:00 - 13:00
LocationFilzengraben 2, Aula

Seminar description

The Black Sonic does not entail thinking about the history of music from Africa and the African diaspora. Instead, is entails studying the history of this music as thinking, as conceptual, as social experiment, and as the practice of ensemble and collectivity. In the seminar we will listen to reggae, calypso, zouk, juju, hi life, afro-beat, reggaeton, jazz, blues and more. We will read African diasporic writers on music including Ralph Ellison, Amiri Baraka, Angela Davis, and Nadia Ellis. We will invite guests to play music for us and discuss the thought, composition, and context of this music. We will also play music for each other. The Black Sonic will be a mode of studying the insurgent sound of liberation.

Student office

Claudia Warnecke

Juliane Schwibbert

Patricia Thüs

Peter-Welter-Platz 2

50676 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 119 / 187 / 249
Fax: +49 221 20189 - 49119

Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 h, or send us an e-mail.

Winter semester 2022/23

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 17, 2022 until Feb. 10, 2023

Summer semester 2023

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 11, 2023 until Jul. 14, 2023

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