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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Spring 2008

LAS 326 • Music of The African Diaspora

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40945 to 40955 Multiple Sections

Course Description

This course will consider the cultural legacy of the African slave trade in the Americas, the diverse social contexts in which African-influenced cultural forms developed, and the varied forms the music itself has taken. It will consider the prominent sub-Saharan ethnic traditions represented in distinct countries and the ways they have fused and adapted them to new ends. Particular emphasis will be placed on traditions in Cuba, Brazil, and the United States, as well as the similarities and differences between the music of black communities in North American and those in the Caribbean/South America. An ability to read music is helpful but not required. Those interested in performance are encouraged to participate in UT's Brazilian and/or Caribbean music ensembles for extra credit.

40945 TTH 1100-1230P MRH 2.634 M 500-600P MRH M3.112 40950 TTH 1100-1230P MRH 2.634 W 500-600P MRH M3.112 40955 TTH 1100-1230P MRH 2.634 M 600-700P MRH M3.112


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