NYU Steinhardt

Music in Contemporary World Cultures: Afro-Cuban Music

  • Course Number: MPAJZ-UE 1604
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 2
  • Description: Students will study the music of Cuba from African, Iberian, & Pan-American roots, & learn to analyze & understand its musical & historical significance. Course addresses technological, social, & economic developments in Cuba, the Caribbean, & the US in the context of their influence on the evolution of Cuban music. Students will study the development of Afro-Cuban music as a musical style & learn to identify harmonic, rhythmic, melodic & textural elements. Students will gain a heightened awareness of music, culture & race relations associated with this genre. The commonalities & differences between Afro-Cuban music & jazz will be explained & discussed.
  • Old Course Number: E85.1604