Folklore | REGIONAL & ETHNIC MUSICS OF AMERICA
F351 | 0320 | Burdette
This course will survey a variety of North American musical communities and
styles. These include bluegrass, blues, polka, string band, shape-note,
Cajun, zydeco, Tex-Mex, Mariachi, klezmer, gospel and steelband music. In
addition, we will explore issues of ethnicity, style,
revival, and commercialization. The goals of the course are threefold: to
develop a familiarity with the diversity of American music, to understand
the stylistic borrowing and innovation that has created these musics, and to
consider the roles these musics play in the lives of the people who make it.
Fulfills a COAS Arts and Humanities, Traditions and Ideas distribution
requirement and is on List A for the COAS Culture Studies requirement.