Film and Folk Music of India|
Spring 2010 not offered
What is film music culture in India? What is folk music in India today? How do these genres interact and influence one another? Most research on the music of India has focused on the classical systems. However, for many people the most important musical expressions found in their personal and social lives are film and folk musics. Even though film music is considered to be entertainment, it reflects almost all aspects of Indian music and culture. Students will be introduced to the culture and heritage of India. Film and folk music will be analyzed with reference to ancient and modern musical treatises. Topics covered will include the diverse cultures within India and its global diaspora.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
South Indian music is taught to students by listening to the music rather than by reading. Students are taught to interprete what they hear.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GSAS-MN)(MUSC)(SAST-MN)
Viswanathan and Allen, Music In South India
Baskaran, Theodore. The Eye of the Serpent: An Introduction to Tamil Cinema.
Arnold, Alison. Hindi Filmi Git.
Mohan, Anuradha. Ilaiyaraja: Composer as Phenomenon.
Manual, Peter. Cassette Culture.
Arnold, Alison, South Asia. Garland Encyclopedia of World Music.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm Test, Final Exam, Quizzes, Two Papers
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
For this course students will view films, listen to music, and experience reading about and analyzing Indian music.
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