This course focuses on the relationship between social change and musical expression in Latin America. Special importance will be given to how music either resists or contributes to the formation of local and national identities within various developing democracies. Specific examples of Latin American social and political cultures will be studied with a focus on the production and interpretation of music during crucial historical moments. Various styles, genres, and artists will be analyzed with an emphasis on their cultural significance during moments of political, social and cultural transition in Latin America.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Social Change and Musical Expression in Latin America