Music of Africa

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
Yes
Subject Area: 
MUSIC (MUSC)
Course Number: 
MUSC 051 920
Schedule: 
Monday 5:30pm-7:30pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

MEYERS, JOHN P

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

This course gives an overview of African Contemporary Music from the North, South, East, and West. You will 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 Fuji, and North African rai and hophop. Through reading and listening to live performance, audio and video recordings, we will examine the music of Africa and its intersections with politics, history, gender, and religion in the colonial and post colonial era. (Formerly Music 053).


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