Folklore | Black Music of Two Worlds
F112 | 28636 | Burnim
This course will explore the relationships among musics of West
African and Central African people and their descendants in the
United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Emphasis will be
placed on the conceptual parallels that exist in expressive behavior
between regions of Africa which served as a primary source for
slaves in the New World and the African diaspora. Course content
will emphasize the necessity of understanding the musical and
cultural values shared by people of African descent as a precursor
to accurate interpretation of the musical systems and products which
Azevedo, Mario. ed. Africana Studies: A Survey of Africa and the
African Diaspora. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press,
Holloway, Joseph, ed. Africanisms in American Culture. Bloomington,
IN: IU Press, 2005.
Monson, Ingrid. The African Diaspora: A Musical Perspective.
London: Routledge, 2003.
Reading packet available through Wells Library E-Reserves.