Spring 2009 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
This one-semester course in the musical traditions of Mande (Maninka and Mandinka) peoples of western Africa consists of three separate ensembles: JEMBE and DUNDUN drums, BALAFONS (xylophones), and guitars. KORA (harp) will be taught on a limited basis. Students will also learn about the culture in which the music lives through readings, recordings, and video viewings. Audition and permission of instructor are required at the first class. The ensemble will present public performances.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
Designing, creating, and realizing: The course teaches students primarily to perform, but also to discuss and analyze this specific music. Emphasis will be on the original design and presentation of certain genres and styles. A concert at the end of the semester will be part of the assignments.
Intercultural Literacy: By studying music from different nationality, ethnic group, or historical period, students will gain knowledge of cross-cultural encounter; hence promoting a comparative reflection.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Charry, A GUIDE TO THE JEMBE
Charry, THE GRAND MANDE GUITAR TRADITION... Others to be announced
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To be announced.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance is required. Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.