Music in the Cultures of South Asia
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- Course Not Running 2014/2015
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- Full Year
An introduction to the urban and rural musics of South Asia. and to those who make the music, in their cultural context. Topics may include: “tribal” music, participatory and non-participatory village music, caste musicians of Rajasthan and elsewhere, Bauls and other religious musicians, urban ritual music of the Kathmandu Valley, social organization of classical musicians, women musicians etc. (Taught in alternate years, alternating with Indian Classical Music).
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
The student will become familiar with a variety of South Asian musical traditions, and with the issues concerning the role of music and musicians in South Asian culture and society.