A Musical Contribution: Revealing African American Culture Through Translation of Jazz
Hoskins, Cameron N.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliography: pages 112-113
"This thesis focuses on increasing the understanding and education of the African American culture through the translation of jazz, identifying the style-system with-in it. By introducing a musical museum, it invokes new ways of how people or artifacts are represented and creates a destination that elaborates on the experiences of a people and city that may be mis-understood. It provides a glimpse into the African American experience extracted from the emotions of music. Memphis is often characterized by a complexity of circumstances dealing with financial hardships and crime which detracts from the overall quality of life for much of the city. This characterization has contributed to the city’s steady decline in population with a migration away from the city. A city steeped in musical history and traditions is slowly becoming lost in time. This thesis aims to provide a contribution for piecing together an economically and socially, disconnected city."
Keywords: destination, understanding culture, African American, translation, revival, rhythm, music, identity, polyrhythm
CHAIR: Varland, Julie Rogers
PDF : 113 pages, illustrations (some color), color maps, plans
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