WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING COMMUNITY WITH ANGELA SCHARFENBERGER
West African Drumming Community continues an understanding of West African music, focusing on Ghanaian drumming. Through repeating simple patterns, students will learn the basics of African rhythm, its structure, and how different parts come together to create a polyrhythmic tapestry. 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.
Prerequisite: Intro to West African Rhythms
This is an adult class open to students aged 13 and up. Younger students with musical experience may be considered.
Please email Angela with any questions about this class: firstname.lastname@example.org