Caribbean Music

Course Number
ENGB-301
Description

The Caribbean Music ensemble introduces students to a variety of Caribbean styles, including soca, calypso, zouk, merengue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, and other music from across the Caribbean diaspora. This course prepares students for a performance experience. Songs may be selected from across genres, and are taught methodically through listening, analysis, interpretation, and improvisation. Song are discussed and selected on the first day of class. Students are coached on performing and learn the nuances of this genres based on its particular roots in regional African music by country.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
Overall ensemble rating 5
Electable By
All
Required Of
None
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston Campus
Department
ENS
Course Chair
Sean Skeete

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