Times: 9:35 am -12:35 pm
Location: Grinter Hall 376
NO PREREQUISITES OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION.
In Brazil, music can be encountered everywhere and is part of a complex network of people searching for a better way of life. This seminar investigates the social and political importance of music and culture and its association with the various developments of Brazilian history, the way people have aspirations, look at their lives, and ultimately view the ethnic, racial, and social factors that shape Brazilian society. It explores and discusses Brazilian culture and its link with European, African, and Native American music and identity dimensions, musical traditions, and regional experiences. A common argument for Brazil’s singularity is that people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds were able to develop a musical language that searches the past to unite with the present to express a shared sentiment towards the future.
Center for Latin American Studies
College of Music
Ethnomusicology, Brazilian jazz, classical and vocal music
Brazil and Latin America