MELC 269 A: Music Cultures of the Silk Road

Winter 2024
Meeting:
W 1:30pm - 3:20pm / MEB 103
SLN:
17544
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
MUSIC 269 A , ANTH 269 C
Instructor:
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

MUSIC CULTURES OF THE SILK ROAD

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This introductory-level course offers a cross-cultural exploration of music along the Silk Road lands of Central Eurasia, China, and the Middle East. It approaches this topic from anthropological and ethnomusicological perspectives, examining the not only the interconnections between music and culture, but also the political ramifications and the sociohistorical contexts of colonization, imperialism, and sovereignty on the production of musical expressions. Topics covered include the construction of cultural identities, the role of music in ethnic identity formation, the social structure of musical practice, the connections between music and religion, the differences in musical expression between nomadic and sedentary societies, the material culture of music, the relationship between music and colonialism, and the role of music in a globalizing world.


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Catalog Description:
Explores music cultures of the Silk Road lands of Central Eurasia, China, and the Middle East from anthropological perspectives. Examines the interconnections between music and culture, and the political ramifications and the sociohistorical contexts of colonization, imperialism, and sovereignty on the production of musical expressions. Topics include culture, ethnicity, diversity of musical expression, literature, religion, and colonialism. Offered: jointly with MUSIC 269.
GE Requirements Met:
Diversity (DIV)
Social Sciences (SSc)
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
May 24, 2024 - 10:41 pm