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21M.293 Music of Africa (MIT) 21M.293 Music of Africa (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to selected musical traditions of West Africa. A variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts will be explored through listening, reading, and written assignments, with an emphasis on class discussion. The course includes in-class instruction in West African drumming, song and dance, as well as lecture-demonstrations by guest artists. After an introductory unit, the course will be organized around four main geographical areas: Senegal, Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria. An in-depth study of music from these countries will be interspersed with brief overviews of Southern, Central, and East Africa. This course is an introduction to selected musical traditions of West Africa. A variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts will be explored through listening, reading, and written assignments, with an emphasis on class discussion. The course includes in-class instruction in West African drumming, song and dance, as well as lecture-demonstrations by guest artists. After an introductory unit, the course will be organized around four main geographical areas: Senegal, Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria. An in-depth study of music from these countries will be interspersed with brief overviews of Southern, Central, and East Africa.

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african music | african music | world music | world music | west Africa | west Africa | drumming | drumming | song | song | dance | dance | kora | kora | ethnomusicology | ethnomusicology | Senegal | Senegal | Mali | Mali | Ghana | Ghana | Nigeria | Nigeria | Lamine Toure | Lamine Toure | mbalax | mbalax | hip-hop | hip-hop | rhythm | rhythm | Wolof | Wolof | griot | griot | sabar | sabar | Salif Keita | Salif Keita | Oumou Sangare | Oumou Sangare | Ali Farka Toure | Ali Farka Toure | highlife | highlife | juju | juju | afro-beat | afro-beat | afro-pop | afro-pop | afrobeat | afrobeat | afropop | afropop | Fela Kuti | Fela Kuti | King Sunny Ade | King Sunny Ade | Ewe | Ewe | Yoruba | Yoruba | ethnography | ethnography

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21M.293 Music of Africa (MIT)

Description

This course is an introduction to selected musical traditions of West Africa. A variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts will be explored through listening, reading, and written assignments, with an emphasis on class discussion. The course includes in-class instruction in West African drumming, song and dance, as well as lecture-demonstrations by guest artists. After an introductory unit, the course will be organized around four main geographical areas: Senegal, Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria. An in-depth study of music from these countries will be interspersed with brief overviews of Southern, Central, and East Africa.

Subjects

african music | world music | west Africa | drumming | song | dance | kora | ethnomusicology | Senegal | Mali | Ghana | Nigeria | Lamine Toure | mbalax | hip-hop | rhythm | Wolof | griot | sabar | Salif Keita | Oumou Sangare | Ali Farka Toure | highlife | juju | afro-beat | afro-pop | afrobeat | afropop | Fela Kuti | King Sunny Ade | Ewe | Yoruba | ethnography

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