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355
American
Music
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Unformatted text preview: MUS
355
American
Music
 Unit
3
 “Age
and
Music”
Module
 
 Reading
guide
text
for
Chang,
Can’t
Stop.
Won’t
Stop
 
 
 These
two
chapters
describe
the
origins
and
early
development
of
hip
hop,
a
 cultural
movement
created
by
and
for
youths
in
New
York
City
in
the
1970s.

The
 first
is
a
profile
of
Afrika
Bambaataa,
one
of
the
“founding
fathers”
of
the
hip
hop
 movement.

The
second
considers
the
elements
of
hip
hop
culture
in
detail.

Chang
 shows
how
this
culture
responded
to
a
number
of
factors,
including
political,
 economic,
social,
cultural,
and
even
geographic
concerns
faced
by
the
city’s
youths.

 While
age
is
rarely
mentioned
explicitly,
it’s
an
important
thread
in
the
reading.

So
 be
prepared
to
think
critically
about
how
age
was
a
factor
in
the
development
of
hip
 hop.
 
 To
digest
this
reading
and
identify
key
information,
I
recommend
that
you
do
the
 following:
 
 
 1)
Take
detailed
notes
on
the
reading
to
assemble
factual
information.

Pay
special
 attention
to
the
basic
ideas
and
key
terms
in
each
paragraph.
 
 
 2)
Consider
the
following
questions:
 
 What
are
Bambaataa’s
reasons
for
keeping
his
age
in
doubt?



 
 
 What
common
experiences
do
the
youths
of
this
early
hip
hop
movement
 share?

Why
was
Bambaataa
especially
qualified
to
lead
this
early
 movement?
 
 
 Did
hip
hop’s
status
as
a
youth
culture
impact
how
the
authorities
responded

 to
it?
 
 What
connections
can
you
identify
between
the
reception
of
hip
hop
and
that
 of
rock
‘n’
roll?

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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2011 for the course MUS 355 taught by Professor Carson during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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