Popular Musics of the Pacific
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
ANTHRO 103, 104, MUSIC 145 or POPMUS106, or 60 points passed
Course Level Recommendations
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewFrom hip hop to reggae to pop, this course explores Pacific popular music genre, artists and songs as well as relevant musical techniques, modes of distribution and processes of fusion and change. It probes the positions and possibilities of Pasifika pop musics by discussing critical questions about culture, authenticity, modernisation, consumerism, identity and musical (ex)change.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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