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)(AMST)(LAST)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Paul Austerlitz, MERENGUE
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. Two quizzes plus midterm and final exams. Occasional short weekly writing assignments.
|Instructor(s): Charry,Eric S. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: RHH003; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 9||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 9||JR non-major: 6||SO: 6||FR: 6|