Middlebury

SPAN 0348

Afro-Caribbean Music Genres

Afro-Caribbean Music Genres
In this course we will study Afro-Caribbean music genres (eg, reggae, mambo, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, and calypso) and their impact within the region and on the global stage. Our main goal will be to compare the contested theoretical concept of cultural hybridity among the larger Caribbean nations (Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Dominican Republic) and their diasporas. We will also explore how Caribbean musicians and superstars work within the global infrastructure of the music/dance industry, while occasionally managing to counter the hegemonic erasure of the legacy of Black rebellion, worker revolution, nationalism, and racial/gender politics. (SPAN 0220 or 300 level Spanish course) 3 hrs. lect
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Luso-Hispanic Studies
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR ART CMP LNG

Sections

Spring 2020

SPAN0348A-S20 Lecture (Garcia)