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21M.294 Popular Musics of the World

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

Focuses on popular music created for and transmitted by mass media. Studies various popular music genres from around the world through listening and reading assignments, while considering issues of musical change, syncretism, Westernization, globalization, the impact of recording industries, and the post-colonial era. Case studies include bhangra, Afro-pop, reggae, and global hip-hop.Limited to 25; preference to majors, minors, concentrators. Admittance may be controlled by lottery.

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