Music Histories

  • In 2017 and 2018, students explored the history of African Americans, Mexicans, Europeans, Asians and Women through the study of their music and its local movement in Omaha in the 20th century. Genre's studied included Drill & Step, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Mariachi, Polka, Refugee and Indie Rock. Students interviewed musicians and visited the places where the music is, or was, performed and produced. They listened to work in each genre and recorded musicians performing the music today. They also uncovered vintage albums, flyers and pictures highlighting each of the genre's history in Omaha. Visit the music pages produced by the students to learn more.