Love music, history and politics? Want to dazzle your friends with your extensive knowledge of Latin American music and culture and win first prize at the next trivia night? Well look no further my friends, this is the course for you.
Based on a program taught at Massey University in New Zealand, our specially designed Open2Study course links various musical styles with key social, political and historical events, and provides students with an in-depth awareness of Latin American musical culture, while encouraging reflection on the cultural sensibilities in relation to history, society and language.
Throughout the course you will explore the four musical styles most closely linked to historical and political events: Tango, Bolero, Salsa, and Trova. And as you will come to learn, Latin American music is not only a flamboyant and colourful style of entertainment, but also a close link to the contemporary ideas of what it means to be Latin American.
Combining theoretical study with musical and song analysis, you'll progress through the course focusing on Indigenous, African, European, Religious, and Military music; emerging with a bounty of knowledge linking music to social engagement and politics. Perfect for filling those awkward lulls in dinner party conversation.
Upon completion of your studies, you'll be armed with enough knowledge and skill to pursue a range of additional learning, including accredited training and university courses. Or maybe you'll simply be inspired to finally take up those Salsa classes!
Delivered by two passionate educators over four modules, Open2Study's Latin American Music: Translating Cultural Sensibilities course kicks off on 3 July, and enrolments are now open. Don't miss your chance to join in on this engaging, insightful journey into Latin American culture—secure your spot today, at www.open2study.com/latin-american-music.
This post is by Open2Study's blog writer, Peta Brady.
Peta Brady is a freelance copywriter, editor, social media enthusiast, and general grammar pest. She loves writing scribbles and correcting errors, as well as changing her hair colour every five minutes and eating all the foods in Melbourne.