GOUCHER AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE (1.5) MUS 146 (DAN 146)
Practical performance of selected percussive instruments from West Africa (Ghana, in particular), and the interpretation of the rhythms through body movement and gestures; explores the historical and cultural contexts of specific West African music and dance forms relative to the African diaspora. Students will be required to know the basic techniques of West African traditional music and dance expressions; includes master classes and formal concert. Repeatable.