MUS 4 Global Sounds
A survey of music and music-making whose origins are at least partially in the non-European world. In Spring 2015, the class will address ways that particular kinds of music are culturally and socially contextualized, comodified, and transformed as they circulate globally. Examples include Indian raga, Javanese gamelan, and Gnawa trance music. Course work will include listening, reading, and critical writing assignments. Where possible, visiting musicians will be invited to demonstrate and discuss the music under consideration.
Cross Listed Courses
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered16F, 17W: 10A