WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING COMMUNITY 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.
West African Drumming Community is a fun, accessible class to learn the basics of West African music, focusing on Ghanaian drumming. Through the repetition of simple patterns, students will learn the basics of African rhythm, its structure, and how different parts come together to create a polyrhythmic whole. We will learn drum parts for five rhythms, and discuss the social and cultural significance of music in Ghana. I draw on stories from my African music teachers and my studies in Africa.
African drums are provided. Students can use their own hand drums, but it is not necessary to buy one for this class. Instruments can be lent out between classes.
No previous experience is necessary. Students age 12 and up are welcome; younger students with musical experience may be considered.