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MUSC 245: Tradition, Innovation, and Globalization in African Music

Through reading, listening, watching, and playing, we explore African music and developments in African musical life. Using the works of canonical and emerging scholars, we will examine music with particular attention to its intersections with health, technology, citizenship, and gender roles. Students will also learn elements of West African percussion and Shona karimba through applied study. No experience necessary.
6 credits; IS, ARP; Not offered 2021-2022