Throughout time music mythology has carried encoded counter-cultural messages and influenced cultural identity in Black culture. Since the times of slavery, Blacks have sought an escape to the stars for freedom and liberation. The enslaved writers of the negro spirituals looked to the stars for an escape from earthly struggles. Coming for to carry me […]
This is a discussion guide with activities exploring Afrofuturism, the iconic Detroit DJ known as “The Electrifying Mojo” the role of the radio DJ in Detroit music history.
A Discussion Guide and activities exploring the song Sharivari by the group “A Number of Names”, and how teen party clubs catalyzed the birth of Techno in Detroit.
Where do Genres come from? Explore the locations where musical cultural movements begin with students through a discussion guide.
Explore the role of the record shop as a cultural hub through an article, discussion guide and lesson ideas.
Learn about the legacy of WGPR in breaking new artists and genres in the 80s though several readings and a discussion guide.
Explore the vinyl record medium and modern music distribution through readings and a discussion guide.
Explore the evolution of Techno Distribution in Detroit and across the country through a discussion guide, a tour of historic locations and videos.
Learn about the origins of the genre Techno and Juan Atkins through Lesson Plans, a discussion guide, poster, and other educational activities.