Jun 20, 2021  
TCC Catalog 2019-20 
TCC Catalog 2019-20 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUN2830 African Drum and Dance Ensemble

3 credit hour(s)
This course will survey the music and dance cultures of sub-Saharan Africa. Students learn fundamentals of African music systems, including tonality, rhythmic modes and song structures. They will also gain training on djembe, dundun, ngoma and conga drums along with melodic and harmonic instruments such as African harps, xylophones, thumb pianos, fiddles and bells. Students will have the opportunity to learn traditional dances from Ghana, Guinea, South Africa and Uganda, along with songs from those areas. Contact: 3 hours.