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MUET 200- World Popular Musics and Identity 1/27/10 Ethnomusicology Approach Study grounded in Ethnomusicology o Study of “people making music” (Jeff Titon) Analysis of performance and its context o Studying people’s “music-culture” (Titon) o Who, what, where, when, and why o How do performance create change? o What is the role of the community? Performance Paper (Due May 3) o Pick out popular music concert (performance choice form (due March 1) Thesis statement, outline, bibliography (due April 5) Characteristics Of Popular Music Commodification o The act of turning something into a product o Technological mediation Commercialization Star System Youth Component Context Review Audio, Video, and Web clips Blackboard AV section Performing Arts Library in CSPAC for audio Non print Media, Hornbake Library for video Web links on internet Unit 1: Music and Identity How do we express our identity through music? o Music is an experience of a “self in process” (Simon Frith) What is identity? o Individual identity o Collective identity
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Is a genre (style of music) related to a group’s identity? Why do we identify with certain music? Thought paper due Feb 15 Unit 2 Music and Cultural Identity Ethnicity and Identity o How is culture maintained or changed through music? o How do we evaluate authenticity? o Why do different styles of music appeal to different cultures? Genres explored o Cajun, Zydeco and Chinese Rock music o Cui Jian (Chinese) o Queen Ida Unit 3: Globalization and Cultural Identity How does globalizating effect our musical tastes or local traditions Genres o Japanese hip hop o Algerian Pop-Rap o Brazilian funk and rap Unit 4: Resistance and Politics Useful info Limited free students tickets for CSPAC performance o Monday, 11 am week of performance o Volunteer as an usher World Music ensembles o African Drumming- musc 129D o Japanese Koto Music 129k o Korean Percussion-Musc 129Q o Balinese Gamelan-Musc 129G The Spirit Travels: Immigrant Music in America What expressions of individual and/or collective identity are performed through the music?
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o Some expression people performed through their daily lives and experiences. o People are expressing with words and actions by the way they are playing and singing. o They are telling a story about themselves. Ex: the live style of coming to America or life style in America. o People enjoy doing music and not only for the pay. o People dance and played music. Which of these musical performances move you and why? o I like the Gospel music because it is very expressive and loud. o I like it because it brings a lot character about the group and the type of music o Most importantly it is about religion and that is important to me.
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