Chicano Music
General Catalog Course Title:
Chicano Music
Terms Offered:
Fall 2012
Fall 2011

What is Chicano music? When did it begin? Who are considered Chicano musicians? How has Chicano music changed in relationship to the historical changes in the Chicano community? How has Chicano music helped shape and been shaped by popular music and popular culture? How has Chicano music been a music accommodation and/or resistance? What role have Chicano artists/musicians played as cultural workers? Does Chicano music have a political agenda? How have Chicano artists and recording companies fared in the music industry? These are a few of the questions we will explore in this course. Course goals and objectives will be accomplished through readings, research, guest lectures, performance, film, and listening to Chicano music. Classroom discourse will be the key ingredient to the success of this course.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.