FINA 1001/MUSI 1006
Earthtones, UConn’s exciting world music vocal ensemble founded by Dr. Mary Ellen Junda, is open to all university students and community members who are interested in bringing to life the songs of underrepresented people and cultures as a means to gain understanding of people and their connection to communities, culture, spirituality and social justice. Each semester the music, songs and dance of one culture or period is studied in depth under the guidance of a master teacher, with the goal of recreating the music to share with the community in a multi-media performance. Previous programs include the music of Trinidad and Tobago, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Gullah-Geechee of the Sea Islands. This year’s programs will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the African American Cultural Center and the Irish-American Experience. Earthtones requires no auditions and fulfills 1 credit towards the CA1 Arts and Humanities requirement. The course can be retaken with a change of content to fulfill the CA1 requirement for 3 credits.