This book presents a wide range of topics for the students—in preparation for written essays, philosophical flexibility, and assessment.
Ron Westray’s Contemporary Black Urban Music: The Revolution of Hip Hop
Specific objectives of the book include the discussion of the historical evolution of CBUM/Hip-Hop, and the development (and retention) of an informed perspective regarding legendary figures, bands, and genres in CBUM. The examination of the historical, social, and economic implications of CBUM that lead to the globalization of Hip-Hop, an understanding of how CBUM is perceived and measured in society, and the student’s ability to describe a range of effects fostered by the evolution of CBUM, all factor highly in this book.
Ron Westray was born in Columbia, SC, in 1970. From 1993 to 2005 he was a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (New York), directed by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. As lead trombonist and arranger, he participated in most of the concerts, tours, and recordings of this band over those twelve years. A collaborator of pianist Marcus Roberts since 1991, he has also played, toured, and recorded with many... Since 2009, he has occupied the [inaugural] Oscar Peterson Chair in Jazz Performance at York University in Toronto, where he is an Associate Professor in the Music Department of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.