21M.294 Popular Musics of the World


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Focuses on popular music created for and transmitted by mass media. Studies various popular music genres from around the world through listening and reading assignments, while considering issues of musical change, syncretism, Westernization, globalization, the impact of recording industries, and the post-colonial era. Case studies include bhangra, Afro-pop, reggae, and global hip-hop. Limited to 25; preference to majors, minors, concentrators. Admittance may be controlled by lottery.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.294 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by P. Tang.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-364.

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

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 21M.294 was rated 6.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Popular Musics of the World site or on the 21M.294 Stellar site.

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