PORT 3480

PORT 3480

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Few areas of cultural expression can rise to the importance of music in Brazilian life. This seminar-style course employs discussion, critical reading and listening – and hands-on music-making – to investigate Brazilian culture, history, and politics through the lens of its music.  Samba will be a significant focus, but we will also discuss a range of additional regional and national styles. Along with two class meetings per week, our "discussion" will coincide with rehearsals for Deixa Sambar, Cornell's Brazilian ensemble. The course will be taught in English. Music experience is not necessary, but engagement in music-making is an integral part of the course.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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Syllabi: none
  • 16960PORT 3480  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Pond, S