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PORT 365 A: Mapping Luso-Brazilian Cultures

From Samba to Funk: A Protrayal of Brazilian Society through Music

Brazilian Funk Artists
Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
DEN 259
Joint Sections: 
JSIS A 365 A
Eduardo Viana da Silva

Additional Details:

This course will look at several cultural representations of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries through music, including genres as samba, MPB, tropicália, maracatu, and funk, among others. Most of the course work will focus on Brazilian society and history through music. We will also study some of the musical genres from Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, and Mozambique and its historical and cultural aspects as well.

Catalog Description: 
Explores cultures of Brazil, Portuguese-speaking Africa, Asia, and Europe within the framework of cultural studies theory. Follows an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from readings, audio files (radio), films and documentaries in history, literature, arts and performances, anthropology, among others. Focuses on selected cultural aspects and countries. Taught in ENGLISH. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 365; Sp.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
February 18, 2020 - 8:06am