The Construction of Brazilian Identity, History, Music, and Culture

LAS 4935
SECTION 2222, CLASS # 26208
LAS 6938
SECTION 2244, CLASS # 14566

Days: Tuesdays
Times: 9:35 am -12:35 pm
Location: Grinter Hall 376

NO PREREQUISITES OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION.

Course description

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.

Professor

Welson Tremura small 
Welson Tremura
Professor
Center for Latin American Studies
College of Music
E-mail: tremura@ufl.edu 
Tel: 352-273-4728

Research Interests
Ethnomusicology, Brazilian jazz, classical and vocal music

Geographic Expertise
Brazil and Latin America