Folklore | European Folk Musics
F312 | 30571 | L. Hooker
Above class meets 1st 8-weeks only.
Above class meets with CEUS-R349.
Fulfills COLL Arts & Humanities, Culture Studies List B
This course will examine a wide variety of European musical
communities, nations, and styles, from Hungary, 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.