African Music Ensemble (MHI4134.01)

Michael Wimberly

The African Music Ensemble explores folkloric and popular music from Africa, Cuba, Brazil and the African diaspora. Using rhythms and songs, drums and non-traditional African instruments such as, violin, viola, cello, electric and acoustic guitar, bass, flute, trumpet, and saxophone, we will learn songs and arrangements for performance on campus and for the greater Bennington community. Reading music is not necessary, but having a working knowledge of your instrument is. If you want to expand your rhythm and knowledge of world music and culture…this is the class for you. Preference is given to advanced-intermediate players and to students with plans in music.

Prerequisites: Drumming: An Extension of Language, or permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
W 10:10am - 12noon, 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
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