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European Folk Musics
Catalog number CEUS-U 320/520
Lynn Hooker

Fulfills COLL Arts & Humanities, CSB

This course will examine a wide variety of European musical communities, nations, and styles, from Hungary, Estonia, Finland, Bulgaria, and Russia in the east to Norway, England, and Ireland in the west, as well as some musics of two important transnational communities, Jews and Roma (Gypsies). The course has three goals: to become familiar with some of the diverse national and regional musics of Europe and the ways they can be studied; to examine the roles these musics play in the lives of the people who make them; and to understand the interplay between innovation and preservation that has changed them over time. No musical background is necessary.