Folklore | European Folk Musics
F312 | 33467 | L. Hooker

Fulfills COLL Arts & Humanities, Culture Studies

This course will examine a wide variety of European musical
communities, nations, and styles, from Hungary, Finland, and
Bulgaria in the east to 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. Meets with FOLK-F635,
CEUS-R349 and CEUS-R549.