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S17B8 Music in World Cultures

This course will survey select musical cultures from Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We will listen to a variety of traditional and popular musical genres and discuss music's connection to social movements, identity, and politics. In addition, the class will examine the impact of globalization on the way people consume and interpret music in contemporary society.

Instructor: Andrew Connell is an ethnomusicologist whose primary research focuses on issues of musical identity and globalization in Brazilian popular instrumental music. A Professor of Music at James Madison University, Mr. Connell is also a clarinetist and saxophonist who has performed with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Luciano Pavarotti, Lou Rawls, and Jennifer Holliday. He has appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Wintergrass Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Savannah Music Festival, and has recorded for the Musical Heritage Society, Intrada, Nucleo Contemporaneo (Brazil), and Adventure Music labels.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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