HISTORY 226 - The Latin Tinge: Latin Music in Social Context in Latin America and the U.S.
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course introduces students to the social history of key Latin musical styles including rumba, tango, samba, son, and salsa. A major part of the class is listening to music (and occasionally even playing or dancing to it). Yet as students learn to be sophisticated listeners, they also become good historians. Students consider how “Latin” musics emerged from the encounter between African and European societies in the context of slavery and colonialism. They learn how the musical styles of black and brown Latin Americans evolved into key symbols of national identity. They will see how Latin music was harvested and repackaged in Hollywood for "mainstream" American audiences. And they will learn how the same music was adopted and remade by Latino communities living inside the United States and by musicians in the cities of Africa in the last half of the twentieth century.

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HISTORY 226 - The Latin Tinge: Latin Music in Social Context in Latin America and the U.S.
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 9780826329400
National rhythms, African roots : the deep history of Latin American popular dance, Author: Chasteen, John Charles, 1955-, Publisher: University of New Mexico Press 2004
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