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PORT 404 X - Luso-Brazilian Culture - Brazil & Global Music Industry

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Affords a broad understanding of Luso-Brazilian civilization and culture. May be offered in English (no prerequisites) or Portuguese (see prerequisite statement). See section description for details on the language of instruction each semester. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: If taught in Portuguese: PORT 403 (former 320) or equivalent or consent of instructor.

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The development of new digital technologies for music production and consumption have impacted the way many individuals and communities engage with music. These changes, however, do not represent a new era of global connectivity or the emergence of a borderless music community. They are rather part of a long and complex history of the global music industry, and uneven connections between different musical worlds. In this course, students will explore the musical histories of individuals and communities in Brazil as mediated by new and old media technologies. How did Brazil construct, and become constructed by, the global music industry- These histories reveal a wide range of answers to this question. People have engaged with the global music industry in ways that connected local communities with others perceived to be otherwise distant, strengthened local cultural institutions, and supported the creative work of many individuals, but also racialized peoples and cultures, reinforced gen

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Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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