Latin American Music

LAS 3930
SECTION 4600, CLASS # 26758

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Times: 11:45 am - 12:35 pm
Location: MUB 0146

Course description

Latin American Music covers selected musical cultures from Latin America and the Caribbean within their cultural and geographical contexts in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Over the semester, you will become familiar with the different cultures, musical styles, and sounds of Latin American such as the bolero, ranchero, marimba de tecomates, bossa-nova, choro, Latin pop, merengue, baião, bachata, wayno, bambuco, rumba, salsa, samba, son, bachata, milonga, and others. We will also study the historical background and social functions of these styles, as well as the region's relevant composers, performers, and musical instruments.


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Welson Tremura
Center for Latin American Studies
College of Music
Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship
Tel: 352-273-4728

Research Interests
Ethnomusicology, Brazilian jazz, classical and vocal music

Geographic Expertise
Brazil and Latin America