21M.293 Music of Africa


Class Info

Studies musical traditions of sub-Saharan Africa, with focus on West Africa. Explores a variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts through listening, reading and writing assignments with an emphasis on class discussion. Includes in-class instruction in drumming, song and dance of Senegal, Ghana, and South Africa, as well as live lecture-demonstrations by guest performers from throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Limited to 15; preference to majors, minors, concentrators. Admittance may be controlled by lottery.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.293 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by P. Tang.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in N52-199.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Music of Africa site or on the 21M.293 Stellar site.

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