A performance course in West African drumming with a focus on music from the Mandé Empire (Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal.) Taught by master drummer Olivier Tarpaga, the course provides hands-on experience on the Djembe drum. Students will acquire performance experience, skills and techniques on the Djembe Kan, and develop an appreciation for the integrity of drumming in the daily life of West Africa.
Fall 2020 Class Schedule
T, Th, 03:00 PM - 04:20 PM