NYU Steinhardt

Sounds In and Out of Africa

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1342
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course investigates cultural influence & exchange between Africa, the African diaspora, Europe & America with a particular emphasis on sound & music. How has the sound of Africa been transcribed, recorded, stored, transported, & represented in the West? What can this tell us about global cultural flow? How do specific recording techniques articulate with global music markets? The course analyzes the transatlantic feedback between Africa, America & Europe; evaluates the politics of transcription, ethnographic description, & recording; & examines the changing role for traditional African music in a global world.
  • Old Course Number: E59.1342