Popular Music and Society in Latin America

MUSC 0021F S01 [CRN: 26898]

This course examines how Latin American musics shape, and are shaped by, their social environment and the political histories of their homelands. Focusing especially on Cuban and Andean styles, it explores the way that sounds connect with the lived experiences of local audiences, the artistic and political goals that have motivated key performers, and the effect of their actions on broader social debates. Issues covered include the relationship between music, race, and national identity; sound as a medium for social politics; the roles of industrialization, migration, urbanization, and media dissemination in driving musical change. Enrollment limited to 19 first year students.
Spring 2021
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13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Jan 20, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021
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