Fall 2011 Course

Horacio Salinas
La Nueva Canción and Popular Movements in Latin America

Prerequisite: Spanish

Spanish, Portuguese, African and pre-Hispanic traditions have all influenced the music of Chile as well as that of Latin America more generally. In this class, Horacio Salinas will explore the roots of the region’s music and examine the link between the politically-charged Nueva Canción movement that emerged in Chile in the 1960s and popular movements in the region and the world.

Horacio Salinas is an internationally-known Chilean musician and composer. He studied at the National Conservatory of Santiago, and at age of 16 was the musical director of the group Inti-illimani. Exiled to Italy for 16 years (1973–88) during the Pinochet dictatorship, Salinas incorporated some elements of European musical traditions into his work.

Horacio Salinas on YouTube performing Danza di Cala Luna and El mercado Testaccio.

This course is available to graduate students and advanced undergraduates on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to enroll is Friday, September 23.     

Please note: This course will be taught in Spanish. However, final projects may be submitted in Spanish or English.  Drop-ins will not be admitted. All late registration fees are waived.

Mondays and Wednesdays, October 31 – November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

The course is currently full. You can sign up for the waitlist with the course control numbers below.

Spanish 198/298; 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option
Undergraduate (198) CCN: 86331
Graduate (298) CCN: 86382

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