NYU Steinhardt

Music in Contemporary World Cultures: Black Coastal Peru

  • Course Number: MPAJZ-UE 1601
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 2
  • Description: Students in this course will study the poly rhythmic music of coastal Peru so as to be able to analyze & understand its fascinating sociological & musical development in recent years. The course will address Afro-Peruvian artists who have remapped blackness from the perspective of the “Black Pacific”, a marginalized group of African diasporic communities along Latin America’s Pacific coast. The students in this course will carefully absorb the sounds & sights of Afro-Peruvian music & dances so as to be able to recognize & identify various rhythmic patterns & instruments. Sociologically, students will gain a heightened awareness of music, culture & race relations along the “Black Pacific”.
  • Old Course Number: E85.1601