MusicMUSC 180B Studies in World Musics: Africa and the Americas

In-depth ethnomusicological studies of selected music cultures of sub-Saharan Africa and South and North America, including Native America. Emphasizes comparison of historical, theoretical, contextual, and cultural features. Includes basic ethnomusicological points of reference, as regards organology, music ritual, notation and transcription, and aspects of field research.


Prerequisite(s): MUSC 30B; concurrent enrollment in a non-Western performing ensemble is strongly recommended. Enrollment is restricted to music majors and graduate students. Anthropology majors may enroll with permission of instructor.




Nicol Hammond, Karlton Hester