Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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MUET 3050 - Music of Africa



3 hours

Study of musical experience in African life. How music functions in everyday life, in ritual and ceremony. When music happens and for what reasons. The social and political horizons of musical events. How musical experience changes in contemporary life. These topics are explored in relation to African music, ranging from the complex vocal polyphony of the Mbuti Pygmies of the Itui Forest to the worldwide explosion of Afro Pop.

Prerequisite(s): None.

Taught with MUET 5050.

Open to majors of all fields. No formal musical training is needed.



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