Summer Courses 2012





Music of Africa

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
Yes
Subject Area: 
MUSIC (MUSC)
Course Number: 
MUSC 051 937
Schedule: 
Monday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

MEYERS, JOHN P

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

This is an ONLINE COURSE. Students are expected to be logged in at their computers, and connected to their live class sessions, during scheduled online class meetings times. The course syllabus, directions, and materials will be posted to an online course website. Students may access the documents at this course site and participate regularly in the online forum as well as interactive live discussions at the meeting times listed.  Technology requirements may be found at: //http://online.sas.upenn.edu//        African Contemporary Music: North, South, East, and West. Come to know contemporary Africa through the sounds of its music: from South African kwela, jazz, marabi, and kwaito to Zimbabwean chimurenga; Central African soukous and pygmy pop; West African highlife, and North African rai.  Through reading and listening to audio and video recordings, we will examine the music of Africa and its intersections with politics, history, gender, and religion in the colonial and postcolonial era. Please note: Students are expected to be logged in at their computers during scheduled online class meetings. (Formerly Music 053)


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