UC San Diego Global Seminars: Paris - Jazz in Paris

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  • Location(s): Paris, France
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Paris, (the home of revolutions in dress, politics, food, and wine) was the first country outside of the United States to embrace and promote American jazz in the 20th century. The Negro military bands serving abroad during World War I returned to... read more

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I learned a ton about Jazz, art, culture, and french history. I also took away some important life lessons. - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review
January 22, 2018 An Adventure Every Day
It was amazing and it taught me how different and amazing European cultures are in comparison to American. With so much within walking distance and a bit of history in every step, it was a new find every day. I learned to appreciate those little things and have begun to appreciate those while back here. - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review
I gained confidence in following my dreams and turning them into reality. The experience was the best world exposure I ever had. - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review
I learned so much about the world around me and how different life can be on the other side of the world. Yet at the same time, being in a western society, many things felt just like home. I would go back in a heart beat so that I could continue learning french and about the french lifestyle. - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review
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Breaking out of my shell - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review

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Paris, (the home of revolutions in dress, politics, food, and wine) was the first country outside of the United States to embrace and promote American jazz in the 20th century. The Negro military bands serving abroad during World War I returned to Paris to create a "Second Harlem" in the Montmartre District.

We spend the summer following in their footsteps to understand how Jazz developed and why it was so enthusiastically received by the Parisians in the 1920s. In addition to historical lectures, films, and live music in class, we will capture the flavor of the period with excursions to the nightclubs, restaurants, concert venues, and cafes owned and frequented by these African American pioneers abroad.

The ability to speak French or read music is not necessary—a passion to learn about American jazz in Paris is required!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • Music
Minimum GPA:
2.0
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