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Course, academic year 2019/2020
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Introduction to the Musics of the World - YBA242
Title in English: Introduction to the Musics of the World
Guaranteed by: Liberal Arts and Humanities (24-SHVAJ)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Actual: from 2018
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 MC [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (30)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: you can enroll for the course repeatedly
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Jurková, Ph.D.
David Verbuč, M.A., Ph.D.
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Last update: David Verbuč, M.A., Ph.D. (06.02.2019)
Description of the course: This course helps students learn about a variety of music cultures from around the world, and at the same time, enable them to understand and appreciate music as an integral part of particular socio-political and cultural contexts. In the class, we consider court, village, religious, and popular music cultures, both in their traditional and contemporary manifestations. Through the examination of particular case studies, we mainly focus on the music cultures of ten different areas and peoples from around the world: West Africa, South Africa, India, Egypt, Balkans, Indonesia, Japan, Andes, Mexico, and the Caribbean. We discuss these music cultures through the perspective of sound, setting, and significance, and comprehend them in relation to a variety of socio-political issues such as nationalism, transnationalism, post/colonialism, globalization, tourism, minorities, gender, religion, identity, cultural appropriation, exoticization, construction of authenticity, and resistance. Class discussions are based on short weekly reading and writing assignments, and on analysis of music and video examples. No preliminary requirements.
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