MUS 113 Musics of Africa (D)

Last offered Spring 2013

Cross Listed as AFR113
This course introduces a selection of musical cultures from the geographical breadth of Africa. Following an introductory exploration of the fundamental aesthetic and social parameters governing African musical practice, we will proceed to examine in more depth regional case studies from North, South, East, West and Central Africa. Attention will be given to both traditional and urban music-making contexts, and styles covered will include Shona mbira music, Tuareg rock, West African highlife, Ba'Aka vocal polyphony and South African kwela. Through readings, writing, lecture-demonstrations, and hands-on participation, this course satisfies the EDI requirement by investigating the intersection of African music with politics, gender, advocacy, globalization and other broad themes.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on four tests, two papers, attendance, and class participation
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Prerequisites: no prerequisites: prior musical background is not essential for this class
Enrollment Preference: preference given to current or prospective majors in Music and Africana Studies concentrators
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
Divisional Attributes: Division I,Exploring Diversity
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Enrollment Limit: 30
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3901
MUS 113 LEC Musics of Africa (D) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsExploring Diversity Initiative Oyebade A. Dosunmu
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