VH_719b World Music II.

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Aleš Opekar, CSc. (lecturer), PhDr. Petr Macek, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Mikuláš Bek, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Vlasta Taranzová
each even Monday 15:00–18:15 zruseno D22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 160 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/160, only registered: 0/160, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/160
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students will be able to:
Define the basic terms from the field of the world music
Explain the relations of musical expressions and activities by individual ethnic groups and mutual fusions
Formulate opinions and conclusions concerning relations of the original ethnic music cultures and contemporary music trends and technologies (world music)
Interpret basic trends in the world music
Analyse typical musical activities of individual cultures
  • basic terms, definitions, relations of world music, folklore, ethnomusicology and music anthropology
  • Western Africa
  • Central, Eastern and South Africa
  • Far East
  • India
  • Mediterranean
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Pacific and Australia
  • Northern America
  • Caribic and Latin America
  • Europe and the Celtic territory
  • Czech and Slovak world music
  • Possible views across territories (jewish, gypsy music etc.)
  • PLOCEK, Jiří. Hudba středovýchodní Evropy. Vydání první. Praha: Torst, 2003. 125 stran. ISBN 8072152033. info
  • KURFÜRST, Pavel. Hudební nástroje. Vyd. 1. Praha: Togga, 2002. 1168 s. ISBN 809029121X. info
Teaching methods
Lectures with musical examples.
Assessment methods
End of the course: written test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2007, Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2010, recent)
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