MUS 230(S) Seminar in Caribbean Music*

This seminar will examine the music of several Caribbean islands, especially Trinidad, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Haiti. Although the focus of this seminar is Caribbean music, students with sufficient background may write about Caribbean dance. Potential topics to be investigated include: African and European influences in the music of the Caribbean, Creolization in music, the colonial legacy as it has affected music, the effect of migration and globalization on music, the impact of Caribbean music abroad, gender roles in Caribbean music, the creativity of Caribbean musicians, and nationalism in music.

Prerequisites: substantial knowledge of the history, culture, and the society of at least one Caribbean country or prior course work in (or substantial knowledge of) music. Enrollment limit: 10.

Hour: E. D. BROWN