Survey of Latin American Hand Percussion Styles

Course Number
PFSS-347
Description
A study of the history and development of the music of Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular focus on hand percussion playing. Emphasis will be on the music of Cuba and Brazil, and on the development of Latin American music in New York from the 1920s to the present. Musical relationships to the European and African traditions will be studied as well as specific instruments, song styles and rhythms, composing and arranging styles, and significant artists in the idiom.
Credits
2
Prerequisites
None
Electable By
All
Required Of
Hand percussion principal PERF majors
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Department
PERC
Course Chair
Yoron Israel

Get More Information

By requesting information from Berklee, you will receive emails about our educational programs, student resources, facilities, and more based on your selections.