Read: World Music: Traditions and Transformations by Michael Bakan Chapter 3, pp. 31-40; Chapter 5, pp. 58-59.

Watch: Touch The Sound. The link is under the course materials tab on Blackboard.

Prompt: Based upon Bakan’s discussion of rhythm, write a 500-word essay that examines in detail two different music examples of rhythm of your choosing. Explain the musical cultures they come from, the role of rhythm in the music and how these rhythms are performed. Compare and contrast these two musical examples.