Institution: Western Sydney University - Penrith campus
Course Title: World Music
Course Number: 102762.1
Course Description: This unit examines music from diverse cultures, such as African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Asian, and the Australia-Oceania region, focusing on the performance, production, and transmission of contemporary fusion music. It explores the cultural-political ways in which the West represents world music as a commodity and considers how the music is inflected with notions of identity, modernity, globalisation, displacement and migration. It charts the ways in which, as a social practice, world music engages politics to promote change, giving voice to marginalised groups. Students will have the opportunity to perform selected rhythms from different cultures. Additionally, they will learn elements of music theory that pertain to the cultures studied in the unit.
Approved Equivalent: Pending For Approval
Attachment Files: UNIT_102762.1 - 2021.Autumn - DAY.pdf