Drumming Styles of Guinea
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - ILPH-451
An intensive study of West African drumming styles from the Susu, Malink'e, and Bagba people of Guinea, West Africa. Class format will include hand drumming techniques for the djembe and stick patterns on the dununs (bass drums). All material covered will be taught orally by the instructor along with video presentations. Repertoire will include yankadi, makuru, kuku, and sinte. Authentic instruments will be provided.
Course Chair: John Ramsay
Required of: Hand percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: All percussion principals