Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Mus 377U World Music: Latin America and the Caribbean

The course presents Latin American musical genres and forms: bolero, bossa nova, choro, rumba, salsa, samba, tango, Latin pop. Against the backdrop of each country’s historical circumstances, music and social dancing are used as an entry point to understanding political events, cultural trends, and a makeup of Latino cultural identities.


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