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Programa

CURSO:LATIN AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC
TRADUCCIÓN:MÚSICA POPULAR LATINOAMERICANA
SIGLA:MUC890
CREDITOS:10 UC
MODULOS:02
CARÁCTER:OPTATIVO
TIPO:CÁTEDRA 
CALIFICACIÓN:ESTÁNDAR
DISCIPLINA:MÚSICA
PALABRAS CLAVES:POPULAR MUSIC, LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, MUSIC APPRECIATION
NIVEL:UNDERGRADUATE


I.COURSE DESCRIPTION

This survey course is an introduction to modern Latin American popular music. It considers Latin American music within a broad cultural and historical framework. Discussions will be framed by a range of concepts pertinent in Latin American contexts, such as diaspora, colonialism, hybridity, mestizaje, and globalization.


II.LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1.Identify and describe specific features of popular musics from throughout Latin America

2.Explain the various roles music has played in Latin American culture, politics and social history

3.Analyze the roles music has played in processes of national identity formation and in the legitimization of folk traditions


III.CONTENTS

1.Music, Conquest, and Colonialism

2.Music of Mexico

3.Music of Cuba and the Hispanic Caribbean

4.Music of Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela

5.Music of Brazil

6.Music of Peru and the Andes

7.Twenty-First Century Latin American and U.S. Latino/a Popular Music


IV.LEARNING METHODOLOGY

-Lectures

-Discussions of readings

-Guided listening


V.LEARNING EVALUATION

-Quizzes: 30%

-Written assignments: 60%

-Participation: 10%


VI.BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Required

Robin Moore, and Walter Aaron Clark, eds. Musics of Latin America. New York: W. W. Norton & Norton, 2012.

Complimentary

Fiol-Matta, Licia. Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Hutchinson, Sydney. Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

McCann, Bryan. Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.

Mularski, Jedrek. Music, Politics, and Nationalism in Latin America: Chile During the Cold War Era. Amherst: Cambria Press, 2014.

Party, Daniel. “The Miamization of Latin American pop music.” In Postnational Musical Identities: Cultural Production, Distribution and Consumption in a 
Globalized Scenario, edited by I. Corona and A. L. Madrid. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008.

“Beyond Protest Song: Popular Music in Pinochet’s Chile (1973-1990).” In Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America, edited by R. Illiano and M. Sala. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2009

Ragland, Cathy. Música Norteña: Mexican Migrants Creating a Nation Between Nations. Temple Univ. Press, 2009.

Smith, Peter, and James N. Green. Modern Latin America. Oxford: OUP, 2018.


PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE
INSTITUTO DE MÚSICA / OCTOBER 2018