Jun 17, 2024  
2021-2022 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2027 
    
2021-2022 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2027 [Archived Catalog]

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BRA 305 - The Afro-Brazilian Music of Bahia, Brazil


This course examines the music of Bahia, the center of Afro Brazilian culture. Located on Brazil’s Northeast coast, Bahia was the focus of South America’s slave trade. This history has left a dynamic legacy of music that survives to this day. Through in-class lectures and field trips to museums, musical performances, and other cultural activities, students have firsthand experience with Candomble rituals, Capoeira classes, samba dancing, and modern popular music within their social contexts. They also acquire the tools of musical analysis so that they can examine specific musical repertories, in order to trace the musical development of these genres.

Credit(s): 3
Course Attribute(s):
  • Arts & Humanities Perspectives and the Intercultural Interconnecting Perspective of the Dialogues.



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