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Music of Latin America


An introduction to the music of Hispanic and Luso American countries and cultures from colonial times to the present. Topics include: sacred and secular colonial music, son, marimba music, vieja guardia music, tonada, milonga, tango, Latin jazz, samba, and bossa nova.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts distribution requirement. Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Fine Arts distribution requirement.


No music training required. Normally offered in alternate years; not offered in 2015-16.