Music in World Cultures

Course Code: MUS 2500

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course surveys the music from various world cultures, including that of India, Latin America, West Africa, Indonesia and China, within the framework of ethno-musicological theory. Musical systems, instruments, performance practice, notational systems, oral traditions, political and social structures, religious belief systems, rituals and other social interactions are integrated with anthropological and sociological theory, including concepts of race, ethnicity and cultural identity; cultural imperialism; the impact of technology and mass media; post-colonialism; and globalization.