ASRC 1330

ASRC 1330

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course introduces contemporary musical practices - both "traditional" and popular - in Sub-Saharan Africa. It addresses the diversity of indigenous musics, the impact of migration and trade on the African continent, and the role of colonialism and postcolonial nationalist movements in developing urban popular and religious genres. Through close readings of scholarly and news sources, musical recordings, and documentary films, students will explore the role of music in negotiating political, economic, and health crises, and will critically examine the relationship between music and global representations of Africa.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 1330

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16299 ASRC 1330   LEC 001