Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Music 224. Music of the Caribbean Basin: A Continent of Islands

The study of music of the Caribbean region, an area of intense historical interchange, including Spanish-speaking, Francophone and Anglophone cultures. Attention will be given to representative Caribbean islands and also to the music of coastal cities on the Caribbean rim including New Orleans, Veracruz, Cartagena, Bahia, and to Latino/a music in New York and Miami. Major issues discussed will include syncretization, colonialism, African and European influences, music and gender, music and nationalism, the music business, and music as artistic and political discourse.