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Music of Brazil


A survey of cultivated and vernacular traditions of Brazilian music from colonial times to the present. Topics include: sacred and secular colonial music, the barroco mineiro, nationalism, the avant-garde, samba, bossa nova, MPB, candombl\00C3\00A9, jazz, tropical rock, and rap.

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. (Fall 2015)