Celebrating The Detroit Techno Icon Juan Atkins
Who was Juan Atkins and why was he important to the creation of the genera of Techno?
Objective: The student will discover who was Juan Atkins and why was he important to the history of Techno.
Students should explore article below by looking at the images and listening to the original source documents contained in the article and use the info answer the Thought Questions below.
Read the passage on Juan Atkins and listen to “Techno City”.
Students will discover who was Juan Atkins and why was he important to the history of Techno by discussing or writing responses to the following questions.
- What are the unique characteristics of the genre Techno?
- Why is it important for the creators of a musical art form to be recognized?
- Why is Juan Atkins considered the originator of Detroit Techno?
- What other artist have sampled songs by Juan Atkins in their music?
- What original source documents are shown in this page?
- When did Juan Atkins release his first track?