16 Multicultural music

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Multicultural Music in the U.S. Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell James Madison University
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Arab Music in the U.S. 2.5 million people of Arab heritage living in the U.S. Video: Tales From Arab Detroit (excerpt)
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Arabic Musical Traits Voice as model for instrumental performance Heterophony Ornamentation Improvisation Music theory Maqam (melodic mode) Iqa’ (rhythmic mode)
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Instruments Strings Violin, Qanun, Rababah, ‘Ud Winds Ney, Mizmar Percussion Daf, Riqq, Dumbek
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Arabic Music Listen: “Sama’l Nahawand” Traditional Arabic classical music Takht ensemble Violin, ‘ud, qanun, ney, riqq/dumbek Listen: “Zaffat at-Hilu” Contemporary Arabic pop music
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Jewish Klezmer Music Roots in European Yiddish culture Two waves of immigration to U.S. 1880-1924 Post WWII Klezmer revival of 1970s
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Klezmer music Klezmorim - group of musicians Instruments: Fiddle, flute, bass, hammered dulcimer,
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Unformatted text preview: drums and cymbals, Clarinet, trumpet, and tuba • LISTEN: “Unzer Toirele” (Our Little Torah) – Dave Tarras (1987-1989) Louisiana Cajun Music • French settlers from Arcadia (Nova Scotia) – The Dérangement • Cajun revival of 1960s • Instruments: – Fiddle, accordion, triangle – Guitar, bass, drums added later • VIDEO: Fiddle medley (Michael Doucet) / “Quoi Faire” (Michael Doucet and Beausoleil) Zydeco • Cajun R&B • Instruments: – Accordion, piano, electric guitar and bass, drums, sax, fiddle, rub board • VIDEO: “I’m a Hog for You” – Clifton Chenier (1925-1987) – The “King of Zydeco” Exam 2 Review • Exam study guide will be posted online Tuesday – Please download and bring to Thursday’s lecture • I will leave about 30 minutes at the end of lecture 16 for questions from the study guide...
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2009 for the course MUSIC 203 taught by Professor Dr.connell during the Fall '09 term at James Madison University.

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