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Ensemble History: Music of African Americans Ensemble

The Music of Afro-Americans Ensemble (later changed to “The Music of African Americans”) was created in 1971-72 as Music 70S. It ceased to exist during the 1975-76 academic year. It was offered again 1980-81 as an open ensemble led by Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje who was hired by the Music Department in 1979. In 1985-86, the Music of Afro-Americans Ensemble became a permanent course offering, Music 81-91P. Instructors of the ensemble include: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje (1980-96); graduate student Kimasi Browne; James Roberson (1997 to the present). For more information see Music of African Americans Ensemble.

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Music of African Americans Ensemble (2006)
Photo: Todd Cheney
Music of African Americans Ensemble (2006)
Photo: Todd Cheney
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Music of African Americans Ensemble (2010)
Photo: Romeo Guzman
Music of African Americans Ensemble (2010)
Photo: Romeo Guzman
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Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje
Photo: Courtesy Ethnomusicology Archive
James Roberson (2003)
Photo: Todd Cheney
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