A History of Jazz: From The Middle Passage to BeBop / America’s Only True Classical Music

Jazz is arguably the greatest cultural invention that has emerged from the United States. Often referred to as “America’s Classical Music”, and certainly Afrikans in America classical music. jazz bridges the classical and the popular, resulting in an entirely unique and diverse genre. Jazz, as it is played today, can incorporate any other style of music, and is only limited by the imagination of its artists. This presentation represents an introduction to our latest main page uploads. We have included all for forms of media for your edification. It is music you can study to, learn from or just lay back relax and enjoy. Intended to be a favorite for the passionate music listener at RBG that is looking for a deep and artful mix of smooth and classical /bebop jazz instrumental music accented with iconic female jazz vocalist of yesterday and today.

Notables artist featured here and on the main pageof RBG Worldwide for members “add to my page” convenience include: John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bob James David Sanborn Herb Alpert Spyro Gyra George Benson Earl Klugh Chuck Mangione Anita Baker Grover Washington, Jr…and many more more.

At the full presentation site we have attached PDF readers and incorporated links/extensions for deep layered research and study.

Link to the full RBG Presentation

Miles , Train, Bird and more Video

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“Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational, existential.

Nothing is sacred.”

– Archie Shepp 1990

Archie Shepp


A Tight Video-Slide show Mix

Link to the full RBG Presentation

A RBG Bonus

This week’s Jazz and Justice “redux*” features the return of Dr. Mark Bolden to discuss The Fanon Project. In an effort to encourage that the “work of Fanon be done” Bolden leads a team whose efforts are to honor that call. Hear that discussion and much more by downloading parts 1 and 2 separately or by streaming the entire “redux” below.

* the program is excerpted and airs in full live every Monday from 1-3p EST in the Washington, DC area on 89.3 FM and around the world online at wpfw.org

RBGz New Afrikan Education Course Link Table:

RBG: SDL (Self Directed Learning) Black Studies Outline for Advanced Learners

The Master Keys to the Study of Ancient Kemet/Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III


Dr. Ben, Dr. Clarke and Dr. Van Sertima on Our Holocaust and A Maafa Timeline

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante: Foundations of Afrikan Pedagogy

Afrikan History and Culture Lessons: Our Scholars, Historians and Educators Teach

Dr. Marimba Ani On Yurugu and Afrikan Rebirth

Tony Brown’s Afrocentric Education Conference…more

Dr. Chancellor Williams On “The Destruction of Black Civilization”

Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop On the Origins of Civilization

Oyotunji Village: “A Spiritual and Cultural Re-Awakening”

Dr. Carter G. Woodson On Education and Mis-Education..more

The American Indian Holocaust

Professor John Glover Jackson, “One of Our Greatest Cultural Historians”

The Science of the Moors, Dr. Ivan Sertima Lecture…and more

Racism: A History (3 Part Video and RBG Notes)

Dr. Leonard Jefferies on the Afrikan Mind and 10 Areas of conflicts with White Supremacy

Dr. Amiri Baraka On Dr. Du Bois’s Double Consciousness Precept and more

A People’s History Of The United States / by Howard Zinn : RBGz Audio and History Is A Weapon e-Books

Robert F. Williams: The Man They Don’t Want You To Know About

“From Jim Crow to Civil Rights to Black Liberation?”

Malcolm X / Make It Plain: The Classic Documentary and A Timeline


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