ANTH022 - WORLD MUSIC & CULTURES

This course examines how we as consumers in the "Western" world engage with musical difference largely through the products of the global entertainment industry. We examine music cultures in contact in a variety of ways-- particularly as traditions in transformation. Students gain an understanding of traditional music as live, meaningful person-to-person music making, by examining the music in its original site of production, and then considering its transformation once it is removed, and recontextualized in a variety of ways. The purpose of the course is to enable students to become informed and critical consumers of "World Music" by telling a series of stories about particular recordings made with, or using the music of, peoples culturally and geographically distant from the US. Students come to understand that not all music downloads containing music from unfamiliar places are the same, and that particular recordings may be embedded in intriguing and controversial narratives of production and consumption. At the very least, students should emerge from the class with a clear understanding that the production, distribution, and consumption of world music is rarely a neutral process.
Arts & Letters Sector (all classes)
Section 401 - LEC
TR 0130PM-0300PM
ROMMEN, TIMOTHY
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419
Section 402 - LEC
MWF 1100AM-1200PM
DONNELLY, LAURA C
MUSIC BUILDING 101
Section 403 - LEC
MWF 1200PM-0100PM
SWANSTON, JESSICA L.
MUSIC BUILDING 101
Section 404 - LEC
MWF 0100PM-0200PM
ROTHCHILD, EMILY J
MUSIC BUILDING 101
Section 405 - LEC
TR 1200PM-0130PM
MEADOWS, RUTH E.
MUSIC BUILDING 102
Section 406 - LEC
MWF 1000AM-1100AM
VEERARAGHAVAN, LEE
MUSIC BUILDING 101