African Presences I: Music in Africa|
This course will explore the diversity and full range of musical expression throughout the African continent by immersing ourselves in a combination of extensive reading, listening to recordings, viewing videos, discussion, and in-class performances. The continent as a whole will be briefly surveyed, regional traits will be explored, and specific pieces, genres, and countries will be discussed in depth. Students are encouraged to work on preparing pieces in traditional and more innovative formats for a performance workshop at the end of the semester.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Paul Berliner, THE SOUL OF MBIRA
Eric Charry, MANDE MUSIC
John Chernoff, AFRICAN RHYTHM AND AFRICAN SENSIBILITY
Virginia Danielson, THE VOICE OF EGYPT
Veit Erlmann, NIGHTSONG
Michelle Kisliuk, SEIZE THE DANCE
various other articles
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Final term paper. Several quizzes, a midterm and final exam. Occasional weekly writing assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Pre-registered students must attend the first class or they will be dropped from the class list.
|Instructor(s): Charry,Eric S. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: RHH003; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 7||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 7||JR non-major: 4||SO: 5||FR: 3|
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