MUSC 2330: Musical Communities of Boston
Seminar - 4 credits
- Combines ethnomusicology and experiential learning by exploring the diverse communities of Boston and their music.
- Since 17th-century encounters between the Wampanoag Nation and English Puritans, Boston has been characterized by intercultural contact and exchange.
- Discusses the history and legacies of such encounters, as well as present-day issues of diversity and belonging in Boston.
- Focuses on how communities reinforce their own cultural bonds through music and discusses alliances formed through shared experiences of diasporic, exilic, refugee, immigrant, and minority status.
- Through interdisciplinary, ethnographic analysis and practice, offers students an opportunity to explore how these inherently intersectional social dynamics—which engage issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity, etc.—play out through collective and individual musical practices.
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