Course Description

This course surveys vocal repertoire from around the globe, and may include African drumming songs, 'mingge' from China, Mexican 'corridos', Indian 'lok geet', Canadian folk songs, South-Asian 'qawwalis', and Eastern Europe folk song, among others. Students will explore the unique social histories and aesthetics of selected vocal genres with an eye to the breadth of stylistic approaches and forms of transmission in various cultural traditions.

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