Music of South Africa

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Unformatted text preview: MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Goals 1. To engage with, understand and respect cultural difference. 2. To learn how music is part of culture. 3. To convey a positive yet realistic image of Africa. 4. To learn how to think independently. 11 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Attendance A class roster is to be signed for each class. Three absences will result in a one-letter reduction of your semester grade; four to six absences in a two-letter reduction, etc. (N.B.: While poor attendance will lower your grade, regular attendance will not give you a better grade per se, although it will be crucial for your overall learning experience.) For all other issues regarding attendance refer to UT’s Academic Policies and Procedures document. It can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/ca talogs/gi.97-98/ch4/ch4g.html#attend 22 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Required Reading (Books) Veit Erlmann: African Stars . Robert Ross: A Concise History of South Africa . Carol Muller: South African Music. 33 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Online resources Most materials used throughout the course are available for viewing (and usually for downloading as well) on UT’s webspace site: https://webspace.utexas.edu/ve13251/342 %20Music%20of%20South%20Africa/ (Please take note of the copyright restrictions that apply to these materials.) 44 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Recommended further materials (DVDs) Paul Simon - Graceland (The African Concert) (1987) 55 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Recommended further materials (DVDs) Gumboots: An Explosion of Spirit and Song (2000) 66 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Recommended further materials (DVDs) Rhythm of Resistance - Black South African Music (1979) 77 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Recommended further materials (DVDs) Amandla! A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony (2002) 88 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Exams There will be an (ungraded) mid-term exam on March 23, but no final exam. Instead you will write a take-home essay which is due on May 16. The topic of the essay will be announced on April 27. In preparation for the essay, everyone needs to schedule an appointment with me at least once between the time the topic is announced and the last day of class. I am unavailable during study week. In addition to the mid-term exam you will be asked to write a short essay of 2 pages during the first week of February which is due on February 7 at noon. The essay as 99 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Grading Grades will be based on two criteria: Class participation and exam results. (Class participation means that points will be awarded for asking questions, commenting on readings, etc.) Thus, participation will count toward 30% of your final grade, while the final essay will count toward 70%. 1010 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA COURSE STRUCTURE INTRODUCTION January 21 Introduction January 26 South Africa – An Overview January 28 “Graceland” and the End of Apartheid “AN AFRICAN COUNTRY?” February 2 No class 1111 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA COURSE STRUCTURE February 9 Overtones February 11 Speech Tones February 16 Musical Process “A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY?” February 18 Ntsikana’s “Great Hymn” February 23 No class 1212 MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA...
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course MUS 307 taught by Professor Heflin during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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