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, students will experience basic hand and stick drumming patterns and techniques associated with traditional rhythms from these regions. The lab portion of the class examines the history, language, dance, and current events of the people associated in these territories.  Performances will be presented in the second half of the term with Bennington’s partnerships, which include the South Western Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Bennington Project Independence (BPI), and the Village School of North Bennington (VSNB).

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