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Oct 16th 2017

Latin American Music: Translating Cultural Sensibilities (Open2Study)

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How Latin American music reflects Latin American identity issues and historical, political and social influences. In this course, you’ll be introduced to four twentieth-century Latin American musical styles – tango, bolero, salsa and Trova.

You’ll gain an understanding of their links to key social and political events in Latin American history. By the end of this course you’ll be able to demonstrate an awareness of Latin American musical culture, reflecting on cultural sensibilities in relation to history, society and language.




What will I learn?

• What Latin American musical culture is

• The way music reflects key events in Latin American history, from the late nineteenth century to the nineties

• Four of the key Latin American styles developed through these periods

• How to identify and recognise different instrumental and stylistic shifts in these styles of music


Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

Trade, tourism and diplomatic relations between New Zealand, Australia and the Hispanic world are on an upward trend. By majoring in Spanish your knowledge of Spanish language and culture will prove both valuable and rewarding. A degree majoring in Spanish makes a wide range of career choices possible, including: • Banking • Journalism • Management • Marketing • Teaching • Trade and export • Travel and tourism


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