Drumming: An Extension of Language (MIN2120.01)

Michael Wimberly

This course serves as an introduction to rhythms, chants, and songs from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, and the African Diaspora. Using indigenous percussion instruments such as congas, timbales, surdos, pandeiro, caixa, djembe, dunumba, cajon, balafon, and chekere, students will experience basic hand and stick drumming patterns associated with folkloric rhythms from these countries. In the lab portion of the class students will discuss the history, language, dance, and current events of the people associated with these rhythms.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
W 10:10am - 12noon; 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
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