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Music in Postcolonial Africa - MHS2612

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MHS1512 or MHS1502
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on MHS1512 or MHS1502
Purpose: Qualifying students will be introduced to histories of selected independence movements in Africa and their musical interconnections, debates on post-colonial thought, globalization, and technological influences on African music in the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will also be able to identify and discuss the characteristics of the various music genres studied in the module, and especially cross cultural, political, economic and religious influences.