Ritual and Performance III: The World According to Yoruba and their Descendants in the New World
Description from course catalog
- The course will further explore the religious phenomena discussed in AAST 290 in performance and artistic "agency" of the Yoruba and Kongo as their descendants develop the New World African classical music and dance, "Jazz". The traditional memory dictates the codes and signals used and the choice of artistic expression within the performance arena. The course will explore Jazz's ongoing artistic and musical traditions that include Carnival, Mardi Gras, band parade community functions, as well as club performance venues and improvisational styles.
Prerequisites / Notes
- Prerequisites are AAST 118 (Ritual and Perf. I) and AAST 290 (Ritual and Perf. II) or by consent of the instructor.
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