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Department ofMusic

World Music Ensemble

The Afro-Atlantic World Music Ensemble features a mix of Afro-Caribbean and African pop music from the 19th century to the present. This ensemble will play a repertoire including son cubano, reggae, afrobeat, congolese rumba, cumbia, merengue, samba-rock, and boogaloo. Participants will criss-cross the Atlantic Ocean on this musical journey, following the travels of artists, traders, workers, and enslaved peoples who helped create the foundations of popular music through their innovations. Expect to hear both traditional instruments and modern electric ones, accompanied by forceful vocals, mind-boggling percussion, and even some dancing. Open to all students. Fulfills the ensemble requirement for music majors and music minors. (2 units)


Rehearsals
: Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Course Number: MUSC 52/152

For more information, please contact Kavin Paulraj.