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Hearing Africa: Old and New Diasporas

Hearing Africa: Old and New Diasporas

Fall 2013

MUSIC 016-401, AFRC 016-401, AFST 016-401, COML 016-401
Hearing Africa: Old and New Diasporas

Instructor: Carol Muller
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm



Using live and recorded performance as the starting point, this seminar will examine the relationship between contemporary Africa and its diasporas through musical performance. Students will engage with ideas about the old (as shaped by slavery) and new (shaped by colonialism, globalization, migration) African diasporas by reading current literature, listening to pieces of the recorded archive, hearing from musicians, attending live performances on campus and in the city of Philadelphia, and writing about them.

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