Music of Central Asia|
REES 297, RUSS 297|
This course offers an introduction to the musical traditions of Central Asia, including the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan, Mongolia, and the Xinjiang province of China. The musical landscape of the region will be mapped through major performance repertoires, genres, styles, and instruments in the two sociocultural realms: the nomadic world and the world of sedentary-dwellers. The roles and status of musicians, and the aesthetics and meanings of sound will be explored in relation to wider aspects of culture and social life, and the relationship between Islam and local spiritual beliefs. The dynamics of musical change and the interplay of tradition and innovation in contemporary creativity will be considered in light of the region's political history and connections with contiguous geographical areas (East, South, and West Asia, Eastern Europe), the impact of socialist policies and nation-building in post-Soviet states, and the effects of globalization, migratory processes, and cultural revitalization initiatives.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)(MUST-MN)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Theodore Levin, Saida Daukeyeva, and Elmira Köchümkulova (eds), THE MUSIC OF CENTRAL ASIA (Indiana University Press, 2016), www.musicofcentralasia.org
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Written and aural quizzes, creative projects, and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No special knowledge of music or Central Asian history and culture is required for attending this course. All undergraduate students are welcome.
|Instructor(s): Daukeyeva,Saida Times: .M.W... 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 2||FR: 2|
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