Drumming: An Extension of Language (MIN2120.01)

Michael Wimberly

This course serves as an introduction to rhythms, chants, and musical practices from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, and the African Diaspora. Using indigenous percussion instruments from these territories, students will use their hands, mallets, and sticks to play traditional folkloric rhythms and melodies. Additional topics will cover history, culture, language, and dance. This class serves the greater Bennington community in the fall by partnering with the South Western Vermont Medical Center. Near the end of term students will share their work with residents in SVMC. A weekly practice lab is expected.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
W 2:10-4:00
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every Term
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