Course, Spring 2005
Professor Beatriz Manz and Horacio Salinas
La Nueva Canción and Popular Movements in Latin America
This course will deal with the unique sounds and rhythms
of Chilean, and more generally, Latin America music. It will
explore the influence of pre-Hispanic sounds as well as the
Spanish, Portuguese and African roots of the music. In addition,
the link between Nueva Cancion and popular movements in the
region and the world will be examined.
Beatriz Manz is Professor of Geography and Ethnic Studies
at UC Berkeley. She is the author of Paradise to Ashes:
A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror and Hope, a social
and political history of a village in the Guatemalan rainforest.
Horacio Salinas is a famous Chilean musician
and composer. He studied at the National Conservatory of
Santiago and by
the age of 16 was the musical director of the world renowned
music group, Inti-illimani. Exiled to Italy for 16 years
(1973–88), Salinas incorporated some elements from
the European musical tradition into his work. At the same
time his music remains a testimony to the people of Latin
note that this course will be taught in Spanish.
However, final projects may be submitted in Spanish or English.
6 – 27, Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
LAS 298/198; 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option
This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
To obtain a class entry code, please submit a brief narrative
describing your interest and experience in the subject matter
as well as your class or degree standing. Please email this
statement to Dr. Teresa Stojkov, Vice Chair of CLAS at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 2, 2005.