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FOLK 022 401 World Music and Cultures

C. Muller
Lecture: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00-1:00

Music Building Annex 210
Contact: Music Department: 215. 898.7544

Cross-listed with: AFST50, ANTH022, MUSC050
General Requirements III: Arts & Letters

This course draws on repertories of various societies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas to examine relations between aesthetic productions and social processes. We investigate musical sounds, cultural logics informing those sounds, and social strategies of performance. Topics may include indigenous music theories, music and social organization, symbolic expressions and musical meaning, gender, religion, and social change.

 
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