Music 261 - Intermediate West African Drumming Ensemble

Int. West African Drumming Ens

Faith Conant

T 07:00PM-09:00PM

Mount Holyoke College
Pratt Memorial Music Bldg 109
This course will focus on learning by ear and playing the polyrhythmic traditional music of the peoples of southern Ghana, Togo and Benin, including sections of Adjogbo and Agbekor. All students will learn drum, rattle and bell parts, some songs, and some dance steps. Non-musicians are welcome; practice between classes is required. The group will perform in a workshop at the end of the semester.

Prereq: MUSIC-161.

Repeatable for credit.

Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.