Cultural Fusion in Music of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Nancy Rao (Music)

Musics from different parts of the world circulate in multiple directions, crossing many boundaries. Cultural blending is commonplace in the 21st century, and the digital age makes musical globalization unstoppable. Many obscure recordings or secluded performances are readily available, the movement of musical cultures becomes ever more continuous, and musics around the globe are in close contact with one another. The seminar will consider various forms of absorption, translations, and articulations in music that emerged as a result. And as various cosmopolitanisms are central in shaping cultural fusion, we will explore their characteristics and relation to music making. Field trip to concerts and other music performances in New York City and New Brunswick.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 47 index 05809