Ethnomusicology of Music in Selected Cultures in Uganda

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Course Code: 
MUS 1209
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

While there are more than forty ethnic musical cultures in Uganda, this course is survey of the diverse musics of Uganda. It is a flexible exploration of music in Uganda in terms of its cultural, social, aesthetic, political, and economic dimension, all concerns of ethnomusicology. The course is also geared towards understanding the ways in which music and identity are linked within social and cultural formations, particularly along the axes of gender, culture, class, and ethnicity, and politics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Objectives: 

  • To broaden the students’ appreciation of the diversity of music in Uganda
  • To develop listening skills and a vocabulary that will enable students to talk and write about music of Uganda
  • To enhance the students’ knowledge of music as it relates with the culture that creates it
Learning Outcomes: 


  • Ability to recognize, identify and analyze a number of musics in Uganda
  • An appreciation of the diversity of concepts underlying music-making in Uganda and of the meanings ascribed to music
  • An understanding of the diversity of contexts for music-making in Uganda samba porno porno gratis x