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In-depth study of Afro-Latin jazz and popular music idioms of the Caribbean and South America with emphasis on musical rhythm. Study of rhythms according to their names, musical identify, and categorization. Exploration of how ensembles and individuals use rhythms in composing, arranging, and soloing. Inquiry into the musical history, gradual change, and innovation of various styles of music that are associated with specific rhythms, i.e., the Merengue from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, or Leonard Bernstein’s use of Mexican and Cuban Rhythms in Westside Story. Examples from musical scores, sound recordings, films, and television. For music majors and graduate students. Prerequisite: Music 11 or permission of the instructor

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  • School of Arts & Sciences