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MUSC2666: Global Sound: Drum and Bass, Rhythm and Soul

How did the music of enslaved and marginalised people eventually become a dominant force in contemporary popular culture? This unit will examine the local reinvention of a wide variety of African American music in communities around the world. From soul and funk in West Africa to ska and reggae in the Caribbean, we will examine how music moves around the world and within local communities to make new forms of meaning.

Code MUSC2666
Academic unit Arts Music
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. communicate their interpretations of a given set of ideas from weekly readings
  • LO2. construct evidence-based, interpretive arguments about music and present them in written form
  • LO3. construct inventive and grounded interpretations of music through the use of a range of materials across several disciplines

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