PORTUG 473 - Popular Music in the Portuguese-Speaking World
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Portuguese (PORTUG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PORTUG 287 or its equivalent to prove advanced proficiency in the Portuguese language.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to the popular musics of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Portugal. We will study the emergence of urban forms of popular music while paying close attention to specific historical, socio-cultural, and political forces that have shaped their formation in these specific countries. Furthermore, we will explore the impact of globalization on national popular music forms throughout the Lusophone world and their respective contributions to transnational genres such as jazz, "latin music," and "world music." Our analytical focus will be centered on song texts, musical form (melody, rhythm, instruments, sources of influence), as well as social context and the political economy of popular music (nationally and internationally). The following will be some of the main musical forms studied throughout this course: Brazil (samba, bossa nova, MPB, hip-hop); Portugal (fado, hip-hop); Cape Verde (morna, koladera, funaná, batuku); Guinea-Bissau (hip hop); and Angola (semba, kuduro).

This course counts toward the Portuguese minor requirements.

This course counts toward the Spanish major as a cognate course (300-level).

Class Format:

Class sessions will be organized around lectures, discussion, music listening, and film viewing. NOTE: This course will be taught entirely in Portuguese.

PORTUG 473 - Popular Music in the Portuguese-Speaking World
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001 (REC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9781592139293
The Brazilian sound : samba, bossa nova, and the popular music of Brazil, Author: Chris McGowan & Ricardo Pessanha., Publisher: Temple University Press Rev. and u 2009
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