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African Drumming for Adults
African Drumming for Adults

Start Date: Feb. 26, 2014
End Date: Feb. 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

African Drumming for Adults Code: 14MS0038 (non-member) Code: 14MS0039 (member) Ages: 16 and up Dates & Time: January 29 – April 30 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (12 Wednesdays) No classes on March 12 (ISU Spring Break) No classes on April 2 (VCSC Spring Break) Maximum Enrollment: 14 Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135 Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 409, 649 Chestnut Street Instructor: Colleen Haas Come learn how to play 3-4 song styles from West Africa on a variety of African drums and hand-held percussion instruments. Conceived as a fun and low-pressure class, sessions will focus on group drumming, rhythmic organization, playing techniques, and musical expression. Designed for a range of abilities, previous experience with percussion or music reading is welcome but not required nor necessary. Music is taught within an oral tradition that utilizes direct demonstration and visual/aural cues, calling upon the student to merely listen, imitate, and gradually progress, eventually learning to attune with the group. Musical selections represent a rich caldron of African cultural traditions where people use drum ensembles for ceremonial activities, civic occasions, and recreational/social events. Instruments are provided.

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