From Native American song to modern hip-hop, the North American continent has a rich history and repertory of musical expressions. This course will delve into the many historical themes, social issues, and musical aspects of the diverse musical traditions of Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. We will focus particularly on comparing colonial traditions, examining the musics of the U.S. South, comparing protest music of the 1960s, and exploring newer contributions to global music trends. While mostly taking a historical approach, we will also examine issues of authenticity, appropriation, migration, race/gender/class, and the music industry.
Sep 12, 2018 - Jan 15, 2019
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Building TBD, Room TBD