Intermediate/Advanced Ghanaian Drums and Songs

Angela Scharfenberger

Intermediate/Advanced Ghanaian Drums and Songs

Regular price $ 180.00
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West African Drumming Intermediate with Angela Scharfenberger

This class meets at Peterson Dumesnil House at 301 S Peterson Ave, Louisville, KY. Enrollment is limited and advanced registration is required. 

This class builds on some of the most iconic rhythms from Ghana. It is complex and simple, so this class is appropriate for continuing advanced students and beginners.  We will work on a few songs, singing in the most common language in Ghana, Twi/ Akan.  I will share stories and media from my time in Ghana, and will have resources for you to watch and read outside of class. We will also take a deep dive into the supporting drum parts and the lead parts of Adowa, Agbadza, Kpanlogo, Waka, and possibly others if time allows. 

African drums can be borrowed between classes.

Prerequisite: It is highly recommended that you have taken one of my African Drumming classes, or at the least have taken African drumming somewhere before.  Also, this class will build extensively on previous work in those classes.  I will review lead parts, but the hope is to build the songs to a quicker pace.  If you are not familiar with the lead parts, there will be videos and quick reviews, but it will at least be necessary to be able to keep a simple supporting part for 5-10 minutes.

Please email me with any questions: angela@louisvillefolkschool.org