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21M.293 Music of Africa

Prereq: None
U (Fall)
12 Units. HASS-A

Studies musical traditions of sub-Saharan Africa, with focus on West Africa. Explores a variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts through listening, reading and writing assignments with an emphasis on class discussion. Includes in-class instruction in drumming, song and dance of Senegal, Ghana, and South Africa, as well as live lecture-demonstrations by guest performers from throughout sub-Saharan Africa.Limited to 15; preference to majors, minors, concentrators. Admittance may be controlled by lottery.

P. Tang

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