African Presences II: Music in the Americas|
AFAM 251, AMST 214, LAST 264|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
This course will explore the diversity and full range of musical expression in the Americas--with a focus on musics with a strong African historical or cultural presence--by immersing ourselves in a combination of extensive reading, listening to recordings, viewing videos, discussion, and in-class performances. The hemisphere as a whole will be briefly surveyed and regional traits will be explored, but emphasis will be placed on specific pieces, genres, and countries.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(LAST)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chang and Chen, REGGAE ROUTES
Peter Manuel, CARIBBEAN CURRENTS
Elizabeth McAlister, RARA!
McGowan and Pessanha, THE BRAZILIAN SOUND
Mintz and Price, BIRTH OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
Robin Moore, NATIONALIZING BLACKNESS
Stephen Stuempfle, THE STEELBAND MOVEMENT
María Teresa Vélez, DRUMMING FOR THE GODS
Other articles and book chapters
|Examination and Assignments: |
Final term paper. Several quizzes, a midterm and final exam. Occasional weekly writing assignments.
|Instructor(s): Charry,Eric S. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 5|