LATS 331(F) Sound and Movement in the Diaspora: Afro-Latin Identities (Same as American Studies 331, Theatre 331 and Women's and Gender Studies 331)*

This course focuses on in the production of music and dance in the Afro-Latino Diaspora. Afro-Latino identities are manifested through various forms of expressive culture. We will explore the notions of transculturation and mestizaje as theoretical tools to understand the production of race as representational discourse, particularly through music and dance practices. We will pay particular attention to the intersections of class, race, gender and sexuality. Our focus will be on Cuba, Brazil, and Puerto Rico, as well as on the U.S. based Diaspora. Format: seminar. Requirements: class participation and presentations, two short essays (3-4 pp.) and one final essay (10 pp.) No prerequisites. No enrollment limit.