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AFR 338E AFR 338E. The Music of the African Diaspora. 3 Hours.

Same as Latin American Studies 326 (Topic 5) and Music 334 (Topic 5). The musical legacy of the African slave trade in the Americas, the social contexts in which black musical forms have developed, and their varied forms. Subjects include the shifting meanings of "black music" in various contexts; the notion of hybridity; the uses of African influenced music as a political or oppositional tool; and African ethnic groups represented prominently in the New World, the traditions they brought with them, and the ways they have been adapted to new ends. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 338E, 374F (Topic 8), Latin American Studies 326 (Topic 5), Music 334 (Topic: Music of the African Diaspora), 334 (Topic 5). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.