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NEAR E 269 A: Music Cultures of the Silk Road

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Meeting Time: 
W 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
SAV 166
SLN: 
18157
Joint Sections: 
ANTH 269 C
Instructor:
Talant Mawkanuli
Talant Mawkanuli

Syllabus Description:

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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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GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 22, 2022 - 6:54pm
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