Rap and Hip Hop Music

"For many of us, Hip Hop culture saved our lives, or at the very least, gave it a purpose. Our worldviews, politics, social awareness, and sense of self have been shaped by Hip Hop. Some of us have become activists, community organizers, educators, healers, youth advocates and socially responsible entrepreneurs because Hip Hop gave us…
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Blues Music

Blues music originated in the deep south of the United States around the end of the 19th century. Explore the expansive evolution of this enriching genre with these albums and books  available at Tacoma Public Library. For more information on how you can explore and develop your musical talents stop by the Media Lab at…
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Online Learning at your Digital Media Lab

Learn the many facets of digital media design and production in an optimal learning environment. Courses are entirely self-paced and free with your Tacoma Public Library card. For more information send an email to jhargis@tacomalibrary.org Lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative and business skills. Founded in 1995…
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Country Music

Country music originated in the southern United States in the 1920’s.  It takes its roots from the southeast U. S., specifically Appalachian folk music and blues music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Embrace the music industry’s most successful genre with these albums and books available from Tacoma Public Library. For…
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