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Cultural Appropriation in the Dawn of Jazz Music

Examine the struggle of black jazz musicians and their racial tensions with white striving jazz musicians. Jazz musicians, like Chet Baker and Miles Davis, have battled with their stature in the realms of jazz music. This race towards the best is and will always be a relevant topic to explore. How could their complex relationship correlate to our modern generation? How has cultural appropriation hurt people of minorities in the jazz culture?

  • I have wondered the same thing. Has jazz been white-washed or tokenized since it has moved from a fringe art form to an academic cash cow? Could the same argument be made about other musics that have found acceptance in the conservatory system? – LFH 3 years ago
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