Survey of Latin American Hand Percussion Styles

PFSS-347
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
None
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
Hand percussion principal PERF majors
Semesters Offered: 
Spring Only
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

A study of the history and development of the music of Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular focus on hand percussion playing. Emphasis will be on the music of Cuba and Brazil, and on the development of Latin American music in New York from the 1920s to the present. Musical relationships to the European and African traditions will be studied as well as specific instruments, song styles and rhythms, composing and arranging styles, and significant artists in the idiom.

Department: 
PERC
Course chair: 
Omar Hakim