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Mande Music Ensemble

MUSC 449
Spring 2007
Section: 01  
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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: PerformanceGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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