Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    May 11, 2021  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSIC 3480 - Brazilian Culture through its Music

(crosslisted) ASRC 3480 , LATA 3480 , PORT 3480  
(GB) (CA-AS) (CU-ITL)     
Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

S. Pond.

Few areas of cultural expression can rise to the importance of music in Brazilian life. This seminar-style course employs discussion, critical reading and listening – and hands-on music-making – to investigate Brazilian culture, history, and politics through the lens of its music.  Samba will be a significant focus, but we will also discuss a range of additional regional and national styles. Along with two class meetings per week, our “discussion” will coincide with rehearsals for Deixa Sambar, Cornell’s Brazilian ensemble. The course will be taught in English. Music experience is not necessary, but engagement in music-making is an integral part of the course.

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