View the movie above Write a 750 word minimum essay contextualizing the movie within the matrix of concepts, personalities, and music examined in this course. In

general, think of this essay as a ?critical analysis? in which you need to explain the points you are asserting. In this way, the assignment is an ?argumentative?

essay.
Please address the following points:

? Give a brief (1 paragraph) biographical sketch of the principal character musician.
? Socially and musically, how is principal character/musician portrayed?
? How did the racial and/or class backgrounds of the principal character/musician affect their involvement in music?
? What historical phase of the development of American popular music does the principal character/musician belong to?
? How does their life and music reflect the issues we?ve examined in relation to that historical phase?
? When citing or paraphrasing sources, make sure to include a bibliographical citation (either in a footnote or in a parenthetical citation) and include a bibliography

at the end of your essay.

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