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Sound Tracks: Music, Memory, and Migration in the Twentieth Century (MUSIC 114)

Requirements: 
WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
114

This course comprises a thematic exploration of forces, experiences, and after-effects of diasporas of communities in the Americas and Europe throughout the 20th century. Through close listening accompanied by historical and theoretical readings, students will gain deeper insights into the making of meaning in music and the role of music as a creative response to the challenges of migration and minority-status in the modern nation-state. Historical examples will draw from the Romani diaspora, Eastern-European Jewish liturgical sounds, the Mexican-US border, and from Jazz and the Blues. We explore issues of race, ethnicity, identity, nationalism, minoritization as they intersect in the sound tracks of diaspora.

Subject: 
CSRE
Course ID: 
219 452
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit
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