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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2003

ANS 303M • Introduction to Traditional Music in World Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
27500 to 27510 Multiple Sections MRH 2.604
MRH 2.610

Course Description

This course examines the appearance of numerous new styles of popular music in various countries throughout the world. Included in this survey will be new popular musics originating within under-represented minority groups in the United States such as Native Americans; various musics placed under the umbrella term, World Beat; musics that are sometimes identified as fusions from different cultures/traditions but are marketed as popular; and the popular musics of representative non- Western cultures. The course introduces students to popular musics on a global scale. The focus will be on the pl ace the se musics occupy within their home cultures, the relationship the genres participate in the transnational flow of culture via the medi and concert tours, and how these new genres become powerful symbols of identity and for social action within their own culturesÂ’ boundaries and throughout the world in which they circulate. Case studies will be drawn primarily from those that appear in MUS 303M, giving students who take one of the courses the opportunity to revisit those cultures through an entirely different musical prism in the other.

27500 TTH 330-5pm MRH 2.604 W 3-4pm MRH 2.610 27505 TTH 330-5pm MRH 2.604 M 4-5pm MRH 2.610 27510 TTH 330-5pm MRH 2.604 W 4-5pm MRH 2.610

Grading Policy

2 Hourly Exams 50% 2 Quizzes 10% Class participation 5% Final 35%


Popular Musics of the Non-Western World, by Peter Manuel. (Required purchase) PLUS (all optional purchases): Cassette Culture, by Peter Manuel Nightsong, by Veit Erlmann Zouk: World Music in the West Indies, by Jocelyne Guilbault African Stars, by Veit Erlmann Sweet Mother, by Wolfgang Bender The Arabesk Debate, by M. Stokes.


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