7-Central Africa

7-Central Africa - T HE M USIC OF A FRICA AND THE D IASPORA...

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Unformatted text preview: T HE M USIC OF A FRICA AND THE D IASPORA Music 13AF: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 to 12:20pm Instructor: Jeff Kaiser (jkaiser@ucsd.edu) Teaching Assistants: Nicholas Deyoe (ndeyoe@ucsd.edu) Todd Moellenberg (tmoellen@ucsd.edu) What English sounds like to non-English speakers (?) A few notes... The what and where of the central part of Africa has changed over the years Depends on who and for what purpose the lines are being drawn Such conceptions always have social and cultural implications The division we will be using drawn upon language lines. Why? An essential part of any culture It is how the people we are looking at conceptualize and communicate about music Central Africa Democratic Republic of Congo (In the past: Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo- Lopoldville, Congo-Kinshasa and Zaire) And its neighbor: Republic of Congo Lots of rain Rainforest Congo River System The Rift Valley and minerals in DRC: Cobalt, copper, cadmium, industrial and gem-...
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