Program Status: Closed for 2013

From Tango to Techno—Music & Culture in the Global City

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive Date: 6/30/2013    End Date: 7/28/2013

Program Overview

This program gives musicians and non-musicians an introduction to the music and culture of Latin America. Buenos Aires is one of the largest Latin American cities, with a vibrant cultural life. The music scene is particularly lively, with great tango shows, active rock and roll (in Spanish), folk and tropical movements, and some of the best opera performances in the world at the renowned Teatro Colón. Students will experience the music directly, interacting with performers and composers, developing relationships and exchanging views and perspectives—not exclusively about music, but also about the culture at large.

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Instructor: Pablo Ortiz

Taught in: English

Max Enrollment: 25

Program Coordinator: Rosana Avila

Courses

Spanish 171 - Music from Latin America (4 units) Examination of music from Latin America. Characteristic music (i.e., tango, bossa, nova, salsa, música motena, música andina) as well as its implications in other music genres. Taught in a Spanish speaking country under the supervision of UC Davis faculty. Not open to students who have taken course 171 or Music 127.

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Music 127 - Music from Latin America (4 units) Examination of music from Latin America. Characteristic music (i.e., tango, bossa, nova, salsa, música motena, música andina) as well as its implications in other music genres. Taught in a Spanish speaking country under the supervision of UC Davis faculty. Not open to students who have taken course Spanish 171 or Spanish 171S.

AND

Spanish 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units) P/NP grading only.

OR

Music 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units) P/NP grading only.

Find a full course description in the UC Davis General Catalog. Note: in many cases the prerequisites are waived by consent of instructor. For more information on prerequisites for UC Davis Summer Abroad courses, visit the Academics page.

What students are saying:

"Strongly recommend this program for an eye-opening experience."

"This was the most wonderful experience."

"I only wish that I could have stayed longer."

"Pablo is the BEST instructor I have had in all of my undergraduate years."