Global Music/Dance Traditions: Peru

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Global Music/Dance Traditions
Spring 2023
Taught By: Naomi Sturm-Wijesinghe
Section: AX

CRN: 11627

Credits: 4

Students in this course will learn about the vital music and dance traditions that thrive in and among New York's Peruvian community, while gaining first-hand experience with the work of cultural institutions through the New School’s long-standing collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD). The course will examine traditional cultural expressions reflecting Peru’s geographic and cultural diversity, with a particular focus on the intergenerational practices of Afro-Peruvian and Andean genres. Students will get hands-on experience learning from renowned Peruvian teaching artists, working with community members on the organization of a public program, and contributing to a mixed-media indigenous music archive. Class activities also include attendance at off-campus performances and a walking tour of Jackson Heights, Queens (protocols allowing: visit to Pachamama Peruvian Arts community organization and a Peruvian restaurant). By engaging with methodologies used in public folklore and applied ethnomusicology for program planning, development, and documentation, students will get a taste of contemporary cultural sustainability work, and how it intersects with broader issues of immigration, multiculturalism, indigeneity, representation, and social transformation. The course will culminate with a final event to be held at the New School and the production of documentary video clips based on ethnographic interviews with guest artists.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:50pm EDT 3/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 500
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023