In this Wintersession course, which brings together ethnomusicology and anthropology, students will study the folkloric music, dance, and culture of Haiti. During Wintersession, there will be workshops, lectures, discussions, and site visits to multiple locations within the country, including Port-au-Prince, Gonaives, Jacmel, and Saut d'Eau. C-CLAK, a cultural center and school in Mirebalais, will be home base. Students will gain wide-ranging exposure to multiple aspects of Haitian culture in their field research with folkloric artists in different regions, expanding their cultural knowledge and experience of life in Haiti and working on their French and Kreyòl skills. Appropriate readings will be assigned before Wintersession begins and discussed throughout the course. A final paper is expected.
Max Enrollment: 15
Instructor: Washington, Professor Emeritus Gerdès Fleurant, Peniel Guerrier (Guest Choreographer)
Typical Periods Offered: Winter
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered