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HUM 402 Traditional West African Drumming

Course Description

This extension of West African Drumming: Introduction to the Djembe is open to anyone who has an understanding of the basic tones of the djembe drum and would like to extend their understanding and abilities in this exciting style of percussion music. Try more complex rhythmic patterns and structures, as well as incorporating the "dununs" (or dunduns, doundouns) to create a full ensemble in the West African tradition. Focus on enhancing tonal differentiation, dunun techniques and different polyrhythmic patterns. Bring a djembe or rent one for $3 per class.

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