17th Century Music Centers of Italy

Introduction: In our first week we were tasked to redesign musical geography maps from A History of Western Music (Norton, 2014) and Atlas Historique de la Musique and in groups of two we set out on our cartographic quest. The map below shows the distribution of...
The Travels of Josephine Baker and Sidney Bechet

The Travels of Josephine Baker and Sidney Bechet

Harlem, Paris, and Beyond This map explores the travels of Sidney Bechet, a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, and Josephine Baker, a singer and music-hall star, during the 1920s. Both of these individuals were American performers who gained success during the Harlem...