The Rhythms of the Harlem Renaissance
How does Harlem Renaissance music influence hip hop music today?
How have the Jazz Rhythms of the Harlem Renaissance influenced Hip Hop?
There are certain elements that connect all people, whether in different places around the world or even in different times. Within the context of studying American History it is important to include aspects of the African American experience. The study of music provides a direct link to many different historical contexts and acts as a vehicle for understanding freedom and change.

By focusing on the Harlem Renaissance students will become familiar with the flavor of the times, learn who were the major recording artists, and understand the musical vocabulary used to speak about these recordings.