21M.030 | Spring 2013 | Undergraduate
Introduction to World Music
Course Description
This course is an introduction to diverse musical traditions of the world. Music from a wide range of geographical areas is studied in terms of structure, performance practice, social use, aesthetics, and cross-cultural contact. Course work includes hands-on music making, live demonstrations by guest artists, and …
This course is an introduction to diverse musical traditions of the world. Music from a wide range of geographical areas is studied in terms of structure, performance practice, social use, aesthetics, and cross-cultural contact. Course work includes hands-on music making, live demonstrations by guest artists, and ethnographic research projects.
Learning Resource Types
assignment Written Assignments
 Photo of drummer leading a student drum ensemble.
Senegalese drumming is one of the traditions featured in this course. This photo shows a rehearsal of Rambax MIT, MIT’s Senegalese drumming ensemble. (Photo by Sina Mohammadi, courtesy of MIT Music and Theater Arts. Used with permission.)