MUSGEN 1004 - Musics of the World I

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020

An introduction to the music and performance of selected world cultures. Music is presented as a form of cultural expression which can be understood in both social and music-stylistic contexts. Students will gain an appreciation of culturally distinct elements of music as well as its more universal qualities. The music and cultural examples we explore draw from select regions of the world (including Australia, Africa, East Asia, Southwest Asia, North America and the Carribean) and range from ancient ceremonial practices, to traditional court- and folk traditions, to contemporary forms of 'world music' and pop.

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