Hispanic Culture through Music

This class will allow the student to approach the historic and musical panoramas of Spain and the Latin American countries by digging into the origins of today’s Hispanic music. We will explore how artistic and musical currents were developed generally in Spain and South America, by analyzing the musical history of different periods from an aesthetic point of view and placing them in the social and cultural contexts. Listening will be the central line of this course that will cover the fields of popular music as well as classical. songs, dances, and the rhythms of Flamenco and Caribbean, among others. In addition, folk material treated by the classic composers will be analyzed in class. We will see how important music and tradition have been, and still are, in today’s Hispanic cultures. (1 unit)

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12:00pm-12:50pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jun 29, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015)
Axinn Center 229