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ATS2687

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Graeme Smith

Notes

Previously coded MUS2910

Synopsis

This unit will introduce students to a sample of music genres from Africa which demonstrate underlying social and musical principles of African music. A series of performance sessions in African drum ensembles will present principles of polyrhythmic structures in selected genres.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have:

  1. A practical knowledge of a variety of performance issues in the musical traditions of sub-Saharan Africa
  2. A knowledge of the history, musical styles and socio-cultural function of different African genres
  3. A knowledge of the formation of modern African popular music genres and their musical, social and political foundation.

Assessment

Written (2500 words): 70%
Exam (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Graeme Smith

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Music

Prohibitions

ATS3687