AFR 113 Spring 2015 Musics of Africa (D)

Cross Listed as MUS120
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 engage in a series of case studies considering a diverse array of musical practices and related social and political issues in specific locales. Featured countries include Ghana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Algeria and the Democrtic Republic of Congo. This course samples a wide range of musical practices from the Ghanaian dance craze, azonto, to Ethiopian liturgical change, to Shona mbira music in Zimbabwe. Performance analysis and critical reading and listing assignments are combined with a number of hands-on workshops and musical exercises.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: grade based on two 4- to 6-page papers, two tests, one performance project, a final paper, and class participation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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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
Department Notes: MUS Group A Electives--classes 2015 and 2016 MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology--class of 2017 and beyond
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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 II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: MUS Group A Electives,MUS World Music/Ethnomusicology
Enrollment Limit: 30
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3826
AFR 113 - 01 (S) LEC Musics of Africa (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Corinna S. Campbell
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Bernhard 30 3826
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