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Academic Year 2005/2006
African Presences II: Music in the Americas
MUSC 266 FA
This course will explore the diversity and full range of musical expression in the Americas--with a focus on musics in which there is a strong African historical or cultural presence--by immersing ourselves in a
of extensive reading, listening to recordings, viewing videos, discussion, and in-class performances. The hemisphere as a whole will be briefly surveyed and regional traits will be explored, but emphasis will be placed
specific pieces, genres, and countries.
Paul Austerlitz, MERENGUE
Chang and Chen, REGGAE ROUTES
Peter Manuel, CARIBBEAN CURRENTS
Elizabeth McAlister, RARA!
McGowan and Pessanha, THE BRAZILIAN SOUND
Mintz and Price, BIRTH OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN
Stephen Stuempfle, THE STEELBAND MOVEMENT
María Teresa Vélez, DRUMMING FOR THE GODS
Other articles and book chapters
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Final term paper. Two quizzes plus midterm and final exams. Occasional short weekly writing assignments.
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- Instructor(s): Charry,Eric S.
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: RHH003;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 40)
- SR. major: 9 Jr. major: 9
- SR. non-major: 4 Jr. non-major: 6 SO: 6 FR: 6
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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