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The Genius of African-American Music

The Genius of African-American Music

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Featuring experts and transformative African-American artistic performers, this series presents the amazing story of struggle and triumph as former enslaved people, building on their African musical heritage, created spirituals, blues, jazz, soul, rap, and finally Afrofuturism musical genres.

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Still image from: The Genius of African-American Music: Spirituals
The Genius of African-American Music
Episode 1
27 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Still image from: The Genius of African-American Music: The Blues
The Genius of African-American Music
Episode 2
26 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Still image from: The Genius of African-American Music: Jazz
The Genius of African-American Music
Episode 3
28 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Still image from: The Genius of African-American Music: Soul
The Genius of African-American Music
Episode 4
27 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Still image from: The Genius of African-American Music: Afrofuturism
The Genius of African-American Music
Episode 5
27 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12