Latinx Music Cultures


Focusing on the social and political contexts from which music emerges, this course traces the histories and contemporary adaptations of Latinx music and dance in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. We will center Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous traditions such as wayno in the Andes and samba in Brazil as well as Afro-Latinx styles that have been recently popularized in the U.S. such as bachata and reggaeton. We will also focus on regional music and dance in Mexico, such as música norteña and son, and its transmission across borders. We will engage a variety of multi-media materials from across ethnomusicology, history, Latinx studies, and transnational feminism.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • LSGS 337
Typically Offered
Fall Only