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Rhythms and Sounds of Latin America - MUSC3640

Year - 2020

Latin American music has become a powerful force in today's music industry, but its rich diversity and cultural contexts are not always known or acknowledged. This unique unit of study surveys a number of Latin American popular, folk and indigenous musical traditions in terms of their cultural milieu and historical development. These include Afro-Cuban traditions, samba, salsa, tango and Andean music. Various musical, historical and cultural concerns are examined alongside a practical and creative involvement with the compositional characteristics and the repertoire pertinent to these traditions.

1x 2 hr lecture per week, 1 hr tutorial per week

Essay 2,500 words or creative composition/sound project with reflective statement (50%), 2 listening assessments (20%), Exam (30%)

Additional information
Musical knowledge may be helpful but not necessary


18 Junior credit points


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Arts Music
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas
HECS Band: 1
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