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Jazz and Contemporary Music

Introduction to World Music History

Because we live and create music in a world in which historical and cultural diversity are increasingly important, knowledge of the world’s musical forms and traditions is invaluable. This course examines the historical and cultural contexts of music from around the world. Topics of special interest include: how music travels, cross-cultural syncretism, musical interconnections, and how music is brokered and commodified. 3 credits (Fall only)

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